Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for five games for shoving referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.

He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards at the Nou Camp, one for taking off his shirt to celebrate and another for a dive.

A further four games were added for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off.

He will miss Wednesday’s second leg.

Phil Jones banned for abusing UEFA official, Manchester United and Danny Blind fined

Phil Jones has been banned for two matches and Daley Blind fined by UEFA after the Manchester United pair were found guilty of breaching the governing body’s doping regulations after the Europa League final in May.

There is no suggestion that either player was guilty of doping.

Jones was found to be verbally abusive toward a doping control officer after he was requested to attend drug-testing after the final in Stockholm on May 24, and will now miss the UEFA Super Cup match against Real Madrid next week and United’s first Champions League group stage match in September.

He has also been fined €5,000.

UEFA charged Blind with violation and non-compliance with Article 6.05, which states that “every player designated to undergo as doping control is personally responsible for reporting immediately to the doping control station as notified.”

United were fined €10,000 over the rule breaches. The club are reported to be aware of UEFA’s decisions, and have three days to appeal, though they have not yet indicated to UEFA whether they will.

Blind played the full 90 minutes against his old club Ajax, while Jones was an unused substitute in Sweden.

United manager Jose Mourinho’s defensive options in continental competition had already been depleted after UEFA gave Eric Bailly an additional two-match ban for his sending-off against Celta Vigo earlier in the Europa League campaign.

UEFA hit Manchester United defender Eric Bailly with additional two-game ban- set tp miss Real Madrid Super Cup clash


Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has been given a three-match ban for his red card against Celta Vigo in the Europa League.

The 23-year-old was sent off after a  mass brawl in the semi-final on 11 May and missed the final against Ajax, which United won 2-0.

However, the suspension has now been extended to include two more games.

Bailly will miss the Super Cup against Real Madrid on 8 August and United’s first Champions League group match.

The Ivory Coast international’s case does not qualify for an appeal because European football’s governing body Uefa only overturns decisions made by the referee in cases of mistaken identity.

Bailly was sent off for a swipe at Celta’s former Manchester City striker John Guidetti, with Facundo Roncaglia dismissed for retaliating.

The Premier League club also received a warning from Uefa for a late kick-off to the semi-final.