Cristiano banned for three games

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for three games after he was sent off against Athletic Bilbao but Real Madrid will appeal.

As it stands Ronaldo will miss games against Villarreal, Getafe and Elche but is eligible for both Copa del Rey games against Atletico Madrid.

Ronaldo was sanctioned for not only the incident that led to his dismissal but also gesturing to the fourth official as he left the pitch, reports in Spain have confirmed.

The Competition Committee banned Ronaldo for one game for the on-field incident and two for the gesture to the fourth official.

Madrid’s appeal against the suspension will be heard on Friday.

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