CRISTIANO Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during Real Madridâ€™s La Liga win at CÃ³rdoba on Saturday, the Spanish league said on Wednesday.
The Portugal forward has been suspended for Realâ€™s next two La Liga matches, against Real Sociedad and Sevilla, but will be available for the derby with AtlÃ©tico Madrid.
Ronaldo was unable to make an impact in the CÃ³rdoba match and his frustration led to him lashing out with his hand at JosÃ© Crespo, which the referee missed, and then minutes later kicking out at the Brazilian Edimar for which he was sent off.
Real won 2-1 thanks to a late Gareth Bale penalty and Ronaldo apologised on Twitter after the game. – The Guardian