Cristiano Ronaldo has received a two-match ban for kicking out at an opponent during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Cordoba on Saturday.
The Portuguese superstar was lucky to have escaped booking early on when, out of frustration, he lashed out with his hand at Cordoba’s Jose Crespo- an incident which went unnoticed by the referee. Minutes later, the reigning Fifa Ballon d’Or holder kicked at Edimar and was shown a straight red.
Ronaldo took to twitter to “apologise to everyone” after the match and “especially to Edimar” for an act he described “thoughtless”.
Moreover, the Spanish League has announced that the 29-year-old will be suspended for his side’s next two league games against Real Sociedad (h) and Sevilla (h). He is expected to return to the side for the derby with champions Atletico Madrid (a).
Gareth Bale scored from the penalty spot in the 89thminute to seal three points for the La Liga leaders after Karim Benzema canceled out Real’s deficit in the first half. The Los Blancos are one point ahead of Barcelona in the table.