Real Madrid Stun Barcelona 5-1 to Win Spanish Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo handed a five-match ban after pushing a referee in reaction to his sending off in Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barcelona

RFEF issued Ronaldo with a 3,005 euro ($3,543.20) fine and a four-match suspension in addition to the automatic one-game ban the player was due to serve for his red card. Five matches! It seems to me excessive and ridiculous. "Thanks to my team-mates and to the fans for the support".

The 32-year-old will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barca on Wednesday as well as Madrid's La Liga opener away at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has hailed his side's "spectacular" first-half performance against FC Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday night.

After being shown the 10th red card of his career, Ronaldo then lightly pushed the referee.

Earlier yesterday, Ronaldo blasted his five-game for pushing the referee after he was sent-off in the first leg as "persecution" after his appeal was rejected.

Three minutes later, he got his second yellow card after the referee decided that Ronaldo's vying for the ball with Barça defender Samuel Umtiti had breached the game's rules.

The pressure was on Barcelona players, especially Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, but neither of them was able to score in the second leg.

"I have been very clear in my response".

During the appeal, Real Madrid reportedly claimed that Ronaldo's actions were "uncontrollable reflex", according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN.

Two minutes later Ronaldo would receive a second yellow card, resulting in his expulsion from the match, as referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea made the judgment that the Portuguese worldwide took a dive in an attempt to win a penalty.

That depth was on full display in the curtain-raising super cups, when Madrid outclassed its rival powerhouses with very little help from Cristiano Ronaldo.

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