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Ramos gets two-match ban from UEFA

03 March, 2019, 00:58 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Sergio Ramos Suspended By EUFA For Deliberately Getting Booked.  Courtesy

Cheats never prosper - as Sergio Ramos has found to his cost after being handed a two-game ban by UEFA "for clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose" during Real Madrid's Champions League tie at Ajax.

Players face suspension for two competition matches or a specified period for clearly receiving a yellow or red card on goal.

Ramos reportedly acknowledged his intentions in a post-game interview, then retracted it on Twitter.

His third yellow card during the tournament triggered the automatic one match suspension.

Captain Ramos was booked in the 89th minute of Madrid's 2-1 first leg last-16 victory in Amsterdam for a foul on Kasper Dolberg, which meant he would therefore miss the second leg at the Bernabeu.

As a result of the booking, the 32-year-old was suspended from next Tuesday's second leg.

News of the additional ban is perhaps not a surprise for Ramos after Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia was given a two-match ban by UEFA for being booked deliberately in a Europa League meeting with Celtic.

Speaking after the game, the Real Madrid captain admitted to reporters than he had got himself booked on goal.

Speaking directly after the final whistle, Ramos was asked about the challenge and said, "there are times in football when you have to take complicated decisions and that is what I did".

Ramos added: "If I had wanted to force a penalty, I could have done it in the group stage, in the match against Roma because we were already classified as first of groups and the last game, against CSKA, was inconsequential".



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