Sergio Ramos given two-game European ban for deliberate booking

Sergio Ramos given two-game European ban for deliberate booking

Sergio Ramos given two-game European ban for deliberate booking

Holding the La Liga record with 25 red and almost 200 yellow cards, even the most munificent observer would have difficulty arguing that Sergio Ramos doesn't seem hell bent on leaving a match before the 90 minutes are over.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has been handed an extra one-match Champions League ban by UEFA for deliberately picking up a booking against Ajax earlier this month.

The 32-year-old Ramos said the day after the match that he did not "force the card".

"It is not to underestimate the opponent nor to think that the series is over, but in football you have to make tough decisions". "The two-match suspension includes the automatic one-match suspension for the repeated cautions".

Knowing Ramos, Madrid will probably lose the first leg before pulling off a spectacular comeback in the second, with captain shithouse himself scoring the victor. - Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos has been given two-game European ban for deliberate booking, AFP reported on February 28, 2019.

UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body found the defender guilty of receiving a booking on objective during the closing stages of the match in Amsterdam on February 13.

It is now the time for Real Madrid to turn their attention towards the Champions League, having been eliminated from the Copa del Rey and trailing leaders Barcelona by nine points in LaLiga Santander. The north Londoners take a 3-0 lead into the second leg.

On the same night the Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund host the Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.

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