Real Madrid lose appeal against Ronaldo ban

Real Madrid lose appeal against Ronaldo ban

As for Ronaldo, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has banned Ronaldo for one match for drawing the red card and a further four for pushing the official. Five matches! It seems to me excessive and ridiculous. "Thanks to my teammates and fans for the support!"

The World Player of the Year will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday and Madrid's first four games of the season in La Liga.

Real Madrid will appeal 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).

With the Portugal captain suspended after his first-leg red card and push of the referee, he was sat in the stands wearing a designer tracksuit as supportive chants of "Ronaldo!" As always, I'm not going to get involved with the referees but, when you see everything that happened.

Referee Ricardo De Burgos showed the yellow card and three minutes later came the second booking as CR7 was adjudged to have dived under a challenge from Samuel Umtiti.

Asked if he believed the ban was created to single out Ronaldo, Zidane said, "I don't know, I don't think so and I hope not, I hope they did it with conscious and because they are doing their jobs, but well, in the end what sticks with me is the five games".

Ronaldo and Rodriguez spent some lovely time together in the special box, where they were also accompanied by his friends, mother, and his son, Cristianho Jr.

"We must live with this defeat and accept that Madrid are better than us [at the moment], but the season's very long and there's room for improvement".

Madrid dominated the game throughout and didn't display signs of missing their iconic player Christiano Ronaldo.Real has had a fabulous run since French legend Zinedine Zidane took over as coach.