Cristiano Ronaldo Faces Minimum Of Four-Match Ban For Pushing Referee

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be banned for at least four games after his push on referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea during Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win at Barcelona on Sunday was included in the official match report.

Ronaldo’s 24 minutes as a substitute at the Camp Nou saw him score a superb goal, pick up a booking for removing his shirt during the celebration, and then quickly receive a second yellow after De Burgos Bengoetxea ruled the Portugal captain had dived to try and win a penalty.

Ronaldo is likely to face extra punishment as he pushed De Burgos Bengoetxea during an angry reaction to his second yellow card, with ex-Las Palmas striker Marko Livaja getting a five-game suspension after a similar incident last season.

Edited from ESPN

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