Sergio Ramos tactically bought himself booked in Actual Madrid’s Champions League conflict in opposition to Ajax a fortnight in the past.
The 32-year-old was cautioned within the 89th minute of the spherical of 16 tie, which Madrid received 2-1. The reserving means he’ll miss the second leg on the Santiago Bernabeu subsequent week.
He advised in a post-match interview that he picked up the warning deliberately, in order to keep away from the danger of a suspension in later rounds of the competitors.
The rationale behind Ramos’ choice was questioned, contemplating Los Blancos progress into the final eight of the Champions League is much from assured
By the way, Ramos was despatched off within the Madrid’s very subsequent sport. The veteran defender picked up two yellow playing cards in final Sunday’s dwelling defeat to Girona.
Ramos has now been despatched off 25 occasions in his Actual Madrid profession. He additionally has 13 yellow playing cards this season in all competitions.
Charged by UEFA
Regardless of back-tracking on his post-match feedback, Ramos has been formally charged by UEFA.
Actual Madrid’s captain cost is “receiving a yellow card on goal”, which is clearly not allowed.
The cost means that he’s now susceptible to a further ban, though this has not been confirmed.
The case will probably be handled by UEFA on February 28.
Ought to Madrid qualify, it could be fairly ironic for Ramos to be suspended for the quarter-finals – the very factor he was attempting to keep away from occurring.
Subsequent up for Ramos and Barcelona is their Copa del Rey 2nd leg conflict in opposition to Barcelona. The semi-final tie is stage at 1-1 on mixture.