Cristiano Ronaldo Red Card: Juventus Star Reportedly To Serve This Ban

Ross Houston
September 21, 2018

Ronaldo, 33, appeared to pull Valencia defender Jeison Murillo's hair on his European debut for the Serie A champions.

A tearful Ronaldo left the pitch in disbelief but Allegri maintains he would have avoided a red card if UEFA had opted to approve the use of VAR for Europe's premier club tournament.

The subsequent game for Juventus is on October 23 at Old Trafford, where Ronaldo played for six years.

The panel are waiting for the official report of referee Felix Brych before deciding whether to extend the ban.

Discussing Ronaldo's red card - which has put him in doubt for a reunion against former club Manchester United - Marcelino told reporters: "He was very upset, even crying, because he said he didn't do anything wrong".

"If I had been officiating this game, I would have given Valencia a free-kick and shown a yellow card to each player". "It was very harsh, I think if you saw the replays, you could see it's an incomprehensible decision", Matuidi said.

He said: "I would like to take a moment to clear the air regarding the comments I made after last night's game".

A ten-men Juventus, however, defeated their Spanish opponents as Miralem Pjanic succesfully converted two spot kicks, eventually leading the Bianconeri to a 2-0 victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not able to appeal the decision, meaning a one game ban will see him miss the next Champions League fixture against Young Boys.

This was Ronaldo's 11th red card, but first in the Champions League, with a suspension now set to reduce his scoring power in the group stages.

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