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Cristiano Ronaldo trains with Real Madrid teammates despite five-match ban for red card against Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup first leg

Portuguese forward sent off in first leg at the Bernabeu and handed additional four-game ban for shoving referee. The second leg takes place at the Bernabeu on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo was back in training with the rest of his Real Madrid teammates on Tuesday, despite being hit with a five-match ban for for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Sunday's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg victory at Camp Nou.

Real manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed the club will appeal the Portuguese striker's second yellow card received for trying to win a penalty in a challenge from Samuel Umtiti. Ronaldo angrily pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea before leaving the pitch.

Ronaldo spent 24 minutes on the pitch after not starting the game at the Nou Camp but still had the biggest impact.


The 32-year-old forward, who was given a hostile reception by Barca fans as he warmed up before replacing Karim Benzema, hit back moments after Lionel Messi's equaliser with a brilliant strike into the top corner to put Real 2-1 up in the 80th minute.

The Portuguese threw off his shirt after scoring and provocatively held it up to the crowd and was booked.

The Spanish Football Federation issued Ronaldo with a €3,005 (Dh13,000) fine and a four-match suspension in addition to the automatic one-game ban the player was due to serve for his red card.

The return leg between Real, the Spanish champions, and Copa del Rey holders Barca takes place at the Bernabeu on Thursday.

Updated: August 15, 2017 02:11 PM



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