UEFA to review Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card on September 27

Carrie Guzman
September 20, 2018

The 33-year-old was visibly distraught leaving the field after German referee Felix Brych, on the advice of his assistant, Marco Fritz, sent him off for an off-the-ball incident with Jeison Murillo, in which the Portuguese appeared to pull the Valencia defender's hair.

But apparently, Ronaldo doesn't need to appeal the decision in order to be eligible for Juventus' trip to Old Trafford on October 23.

When shown footage by DAZN, Can said: "That's supposed to be a red?"

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is likely to serve a one-game Champions League ban, sources have told ESPN FC.

He has received an automatic one-match ban which can not be appealed.

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An extended ban would have denied Ronaldo, who joined Juventus for €100 million in the summer, the chance to face the club he left for Real Madrid in 2009.

UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body will meet on September 27, to decide whether to extend the ban.

The straight red card means Ronaldo will be definitely be suspended for Juventus' next Group H game, against Young Boys at the Allianz Stadium on 2 October.

However, it would seem unlikely that his ban would be extended, with Article 15 of UEFA's regulations stating that bans of more than one game are for offences such as abusive language towards a match official, serious assault or for receiving a caution or red card on objective.

"It's very harsh. I think if you have seen the pictures, you'll have seen that it's incomprehensible", Matuidi said. We risked losing tonight with this and we'll miss him for the next games too.

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