Spanish Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Banned For Five Matches

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches.

The Real Madrid forward was set to face a ban between four to twelve matches after pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in his side’s 3-1 win over arch-rival Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Camp Nou but he has been handed a five match ban by the Spanish competition’s judiciary committee.

Ronaldo’s five match indicates one match ban for his red card on Sunday and a further four match suspension for pushing the referee after being shown a second yellow.

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The Committee have also handed down a 350 euro fine to Real Madrid and an 800 euro sanction to the player, applying articles 111.1.h), 124, 113.1 and 52 of the Disciplinary Code of the RFEF.

Madrid will also pay an additional fine of 1,400 euros and the player one of 3,005 euros for a violation of article 96 of the Disciplinary Code.

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Ronaldo’s ban means he will miss the second leg of the Supercopa on Wednesday and the LaLiga games against Deportivo, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid can appeal this decision within the next ten days.