Juventus march on but Ronaldo faces further punishment for red card

Doug Mendoza
September 21, 2018

UEFA rules dictate that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor must serve an automatic one-game ban with no right to appeal - ruling him out of Juve's clash with Young Boys on October 2 - although the automatic three-match suspension imposed for violent conduct in the Premier League does not apply in the Champions League.

Ronaldo was shown a straight red card after appearing to raise his hand to Murillo, the defender tumbling to the ground and reacting to the Portugal global pulling at his hair.

Ronaldo was clearly frustrated when Murillo fell to the ground, running his hand over the top of his opponent's head before gesturing for him to get up.

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared inconsolable for a minute after receiving a red card in Juventus' Champions League win over Valencia.

UEFA's ruling on 27 September will determine whether the striker receives a two-game ban, which would rule him out of the upcoming trip to Old Trafford to face former club Manchester United on 23 October.

It was a bad night in an otherwise stellar 2018 for the Portugese, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid in May and has scored 36 goals in 33 games this year.

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However, Express Sport understands Juve are confident it won't get to that stage.

The Italian side's coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a Video Assistant Referee against Valencia, which he believes would have spared his key player. We're not women, we're playing football.

I just heard that he said it was because of hair pulling.

"We risked losing with this - and we'll miss him for the next game too".

"Ronaldo was angry, of course".

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