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Cristiano Ronaldo To Face Further Ban?

22 September 2018

On first inspection, and then with the benefit of replays from all angles, Ronaldo's dismissal following his clash with Valencia's Jeison Murillo appeared soft. The five-time Ballon d'Or victor failed to find the net in his first three Serie A games, following his £100 million move from Real Madrid, but netted a brace last weekend against Sassuolo.

The red card was controversial, with Juve chief Massimo Allegri claiming VAR would have seen the decision overturned.

It was feared that Ronaldo could be banned for more than one match if the incident was deemed to be violent conduct.

Uefa has the power to increase the suspension if it decides that the player's... "UEFA are the only important organisation not to use VAR for a competition such as the Champions League which, after the World Cup, is the biggest".

"Juventus are prepared for everything and any eventuality". They're the favourites for the Champions League, together with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and PSG.

"It's a shame because you see how the women's game has evolved over the last few years". Could Ronaldo have completely avoided with Murillo?

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UEFA took disciplinary against Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday following his direct red card in the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Valencia and Juventus.

But according to Valencia coach Marcelino, it was as simple as the fact he didn't think he did anything wrong.

Ronaldo will be looking to put the disappointment behind him and return to goal scoring ways at the weekend as domestic action resumes.

A match-winning brace against Sassuolo dominated the headlines, but Douglas Costa also caused a storm after he was sent off for spitting at Federico Di Francesco .

Can's comment led to accusations of sexism on social media, with some users even calling for the Germany worldwide to be banned, but the former Liverpool midfielder has claimed there was no intention to degrade women.

"The case is closed, he's been punished and now he must keep quiet".