Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 matches over Sunday’s El-clasico battle

Real Madrid Forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been handed a five-game suspension after pushing the referee in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona during Sunday’s El-clasico battle.

The Portuguese has been given one game for the initial red card and four more for the subsequent physical altercation. A €3005 (£2727) fine has been added on top of the suspension.

Any appeal will have to wait until Wednesday, the day of the second leg of the Super Copa at the Bernabeu, because of a public holiday on Tuesday.

The Portugal Captain received two bookings in the space of three minutes, with the second coming for a dive which the referee took exception to.

He received One-game ban for red card (two yellows) vs Barcelona in Super Copa first leg, Four-game ban for pushing referee Ricard De Burgos, alongside a €3005 fine for physical confrontation with an official and €1400 fine to Real Madrid.

An additional mandatory €800 fine has been handed to Ronaldo for the red card, with the club billed for €350.

Ronaldo will return for Real Madrid on September 19 against Real Betis.

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