Cristiano will remain five-game ban after Real’s appeal was rejected

Cristiano Ronaldo will remain five-game ban after Real Madrid’s appeal was rejected by Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS), according to Spanish media AS, Marca, Cadena Cope & Onda Cero.

Real Madrid have appealed the five match ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo for his actions in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup (which Real Madrid won 3-1). Ronaldo picked up a one match ban for a double yellow card (taking his shirt off, followed by an alleged dive), and a four match ban for pushing the referee. The player has already served one game of the ban, the second leg of the Super Cup (which Real Madrid won 2-0 to take the trophy 5-1 on aggregate).

The Spanish Court of Arbitration for Sports has dismissed the appeal of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo after he was sent off in the Spanish Super Cup for pushing referee De Burgos Bengoetxea. Ronaldo will serve the full suspension, which will include missing games against Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.

The competition committee handed Ronaldo a five-game ban, which was upheld by the appeal committee and now the The Spanish Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS) has ratified the suspension stating, “the push the referee makes a record of can be seen in images of the game” and that although there may be other interpretations of the play, the referee’s version was no incorrect. The push, which came with a four-game ban, and the dive that earned Ronaldo a second yellow card cost the Portuguese star one game. The appeal for the dive was also dismissed.

Ronaldo will not be able to play in LaLiga untl the fifth matchday against Real Betis having already missed the Spanish Super Cup second leg and Real Madrid’s recent victory over Deportivo la Coruña on the opening weekend of the season.

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