- Sergio Ramos could receive a two-game ban with Real Madrid
- Ramos intentionally got a yellow card against Ajax
- The Spaniard was expected to miss the reverse fixture at Santiago Bernabeu
Sergio Ramos is facing a possible Champions League ban after acknowledging his yellow card in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Ajax on Wednesday night was a deliberate attempt.
Frenchman Karim Benzema netted the opener for Real Madrid in the second stanza off an assist from Vinicius Junior but Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech levelled scores for the home-side.
And in the 87th minute, Marco Asensio scored the second for the Los Blancos, to claim a 2-1 lead going into the reverse fixture next month.
However, with two minutes left on the clock Ramos was flashed a yellow card meaning he will sit out the tie at Santiago Bernabeu.
The Spaniard would stage a comeback if Real Madrid progress to the quarter-final.
But Ramos may have jeopardized his case after revealing that his yellow card was intentional.
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‘Yes, the truth is that seeing the result… it’s something I had in mind,’ Ramos said after the game.
“It is not to underestimate the opposition but sometimes you have to make tough decisions,” Ramos stressed.
Interestingly, Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal in 2017, intentionally received a yellow against APOEL, but Europe’s football governing body, UEFA increased his ban to two matches.
And in 2010, UEFA handed Jose Mourinho one-match touchline ban after the Portuguese tactician instructed Ramos and Xabi Alonso to get themselves red-carded in a Champions League group-stage clash against Ajax.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Real Madrid secured slim victory over Dutch League side Ajax Amsterdam in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 encounter at Johan Cruijff Arena.
The hosts were the better side in most part of the game but the result at the end of the day proved otherwise.
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