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Breaking: Ronaldo handed five-match ban for ref push

Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona on Sunday.

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) gestures after receiving a red card by referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea during the first leg of the Spanish Supercup football match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO

The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal and an extra four games for his reaction as “a sign of his disapproval” the RFEF said in a statement.


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