Cristiano Ronaldo was deservedly gifted a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being red-carded in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona.
The Best Player in the World received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on Sunday and an extra four games for his excessive reaction towards referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea.
Ronaldo was also fined 3,805 euros ($4,500) and has less than two weeks to appeal the ban.
“Ronaldo’s sending-off annoys me because even if it is not a penalty, the card is harsh,” said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane after the game.
“We will see if we can do something so that he is available on Wednesday.”
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