Ronaldo banned for Supercopa meltdown

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Red for Ronaldo after goal in Super Cup thriller

Ronaldo received a one-match ban for his red card in Monday's Supercopa win and a four-match ban for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back.

The 32 year-old gave Madrid the lead with a stunning strike, before picking up a yellow card for taking his shirt off in celebration. Two minutes later, the Portuguese star imploded - pushing the referee after he received a second yellow card for diving.

The federation ruling cited a violation of article 96 of its disciplinary code, which states that "light aggressions" defined as "pulling, pushing and shaking" of a referee are punished by suspensions of 4-12 matches.

Ronaldo was also fined $A8,000 for the indiscretion, and Real Madrid has 10 days to appeal the decision.


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