The Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) has chosen to maintain the five-match suspension handed to Ronaldo in the wake of being sent off in the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa. He was given a five-match ban by the Committee: one for the red card he was brandished for alleged simulation and four for pushing official De Burgos from behind.
The TAD clarified: ‘The slight push which the official alludes to is sanctioned by the video footage’. Consequently, TAD believes Cristiano Ronaldo should serve the ban.
Madrid made their feelings of sentimental and injustice public. The striker missed the Supercopa second leg and the La Liga opener against Deportivo. He will be sidelined for a further three matches.
With this decision made by the TAD, Ronaldo should watch the remaining games with Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad from the stand.