Zidane Annoyed At Ronaldo’s Five-Match Ban

The Portuguese forward was handed a five-match ban to the displeasure of his coach.

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has expressed his disappointment in the ban given to star forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo incurred a five-match ban for shoving the centre referee, Ricardo Burgos Bengoetxea while being sent off in Madrid’s 3-1 over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg encounter at the Camp Nou.

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“I am annoyed. We are very annoyed. I’m not going to have a go at the referees, but when you look and see what happened, to think Cristiano is not going to play five games … Something happened there, I’m annoyed,” Madrid coach Zidane told a news conference on Tuesday.

“What happened, happened, but when you look at what happened and see they have given him five games, it’s a lot.”

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Real Madrid has appealed to the Royal Spanish Football Federation(RFEF) and a response is expected on Wednesday morning, which means Ronaldo could be available for the second of the Super Cup at the Bernebeu if their appeal is successful.

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