Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos may be banned by UEFA after Ajax foul play

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos may be banned by UEFA after Ajax foul play

Ajax 1 – Real Madrid 2

Will Real Madrid win the Champions League for a fourth season in a row?

Los Blancos are in pole position to reach the quarter-finals of the competition following a 2-1 win over Ajax.

Ajax will feel they deserved more out of the game, particularly after the Dutch side had a goal chalked off by a controversial VAR decision.

Karim Benzema fired Real into the lead on the hour mark, however Hakim Ziyech soon had Ajax level-pegging.

Marco Asensio proved the match-winner for Real with a close range finish three minutes from time.

Sergio Ramos may be banned by UEFA after Ajax foul play

In the final moments of the Ajax game, Sergio Ramos was booked.

The Spanish centre-half received a yellow card for a cynical foul on Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute.

As Dolberg evaded Ramos, the Madrid captain pulled the Ajax forward in a blatant foul.

Sergio Ramos foul on Kasper Dolberg

The upshot of Ramos’s booking is that the defender is now banned for the second leg against Ajax.

But could Ramos be facing a far longer ban?

That’s on the cards after Ramos appeared to confirm that he got himself booked on purpose.

In a post-match interview with Ramos admitted:

Not to underestimate the opponent, but sometimes you have to take these decisions and that’s what I decided.

 Looking at the result, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t force it (the booking). It is something I was thinking about during the game.

Sergio Ramos backtracks

UEFA have specific rules intentional bookings

As confirmed by the Daily Mail, UEFA have provisions for situations like this one:

UEFA rules stipulate that players will receive a ‘suspension for two competition matches or for a specified period for clearly receiving a yellow or red card on purpose’. 

Will Sergio Ramos be slapped with an extended ban?

Also see: VAR drama: Real Madrid benefit from controversial decision vs Ajax.

Jurgen Klopp charged by FA after West Ham comments.

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via 101 Great Goals

February 14, 2019 at 12:11AM

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