Real Madrid won at Camp Nou (1-3) in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup showing the big difference between the two giants. However, not everything was positive during the game, because Cristiano Ronaldo faced a huge ban after the red card shown by the referee De Burgos Bengoetxea. Now, he’s being suspended 5 games, so he will miss the first 4 games of La Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo made the difference when he appeared in the second half. It was the first minutes for the Real Madrid star in the new season. The Portuguese had more holidays than his team mates after the Confederations Cup but he showed he’s very fit to face the new season. He started the new year as he finished the last one, scoring very important goals.
In one of his first appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo took the ball, dribbled Gerard Piqué and put the ball in the net. It was the 1-2 after another goal he scored, that didn’t go to the scoreboard because he was in offside. Cristiano saw the first yellow card for celebrating the goal removing the t-shirt. Only some minutes later, the striker ran into the goal but he felt after a push with Umtiti. The referee whistled but showed another yellow card for diving.
Cristiano Ronaldo, full of anger, pushed the referee and he wrote this in the statement of the game. The Portuguese faced a ban of between 4 and 12 games. He will finally miss five games. This suspension will take place in La Liga, so he will miss the games against Deportivo, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad, plus the second leg in the Spanish Supercup. Real Madrid can appeal this decision. Zidane said after the game that he was bothered for this red card.
Real Madrid players and supporters were also very angry with the referee. He whistled a penalty when Luis Suárez clearly dove in Real Madrid box in front of Keylor Navas. Only some minutes later, he showed Cristiano Ronaldo a yellow card when the Portuguese didn’t dive. Therefore, Los Blancos had to play again with 10 players El Clásico, something that is becoming usual.