Cristiano Ronaldo Red Card: Juventus Star Reportedly To Serve This Ban

Heather Diaz
September 21, 2018

The Portugal talisman will have to serve a mandatory one-game ban when Juve face Young Boys on October 2.

Referee Felix Brych dismissed Ronaldo in the 29th minute of Valencia vs. Juventus after he collided with Jeison Murillo in an off-the-ball incident.

Ronaldo was clearly frustrated when Murillo fell to the ground, running his hand over the top of his opponent's head before gesturing for him to get up.

"Cristiano Ronaldo was very unfortunate to be sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus", Clattenburg wrote in the Daily Mail. He won the first of his five Champions League titles while with United in 2008.

AFP Sport understands, however, that an extension to the one-match ban is unlikely.

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The Italian side's coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a Video Assistant Referee against Valencia, which he believes would have spared his key player. The panel next meets on 27 September to discuss Ronaldo's fate.

"I'll only say that in this sort of occasion VAR would help, It's disappointing because now we'll lose him for a few games and instead if there had been VAR it would have been seen that it wasn't a sending-off offense", Allegri said. "It was very harsh, I think if you saw the replays, you could see it's an incomprehensible decision", Matuidi said.

"We're not women, we're playing football", Can said after Wednesday's game, leading to accusations of sexism and calls for a ban on social media.

Douglas Costa also suffered an adductor injury, but the Brazilian would have missed Sunday's league game as he sits out a four-match ban for spitting last weekend.

"Ronaldo was angry, of course".

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