Actual Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is watching his second ban of the season following an off-the-ball incident with Girona’s Pere Pons throughout his facet’s 2-1 defeat on Sunday.
The incident is one which was not picked up by referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez on the time, who has been on the centre of a variety of controversies throughout his La Liga profession, together with Barcelona’s ghost purpose that was not given in opposition to Actual Betis earlier this 12 months.
Nevertheless, based on The Mirror, it’s anticipated that the league’s officers will revisit the conflict between the 2 gamers and take retrospective motion that would end result within the Portuguese star’s second disciplining of the marketing campaign.
Ronaldo and Pons got here collectively as the 2 have been grappling with each other throughout a nook, which was then headed to security by a teammate.
As that was transpiring, nonetheless, the Euro 2016-winner is seen to be grabbing the top of his opposition man earlier than shoving his palm in his face and forcing the defensive midfielder to the ground.
There’s little doubt that this collision will power top-flight chiefs to take motion on the 32-year-old, who has already been pressured to look at on from the sidelines as soon as this time period.
Ronaldo was sanctioned by officers in pre-season after shoving the referee following his receipt of a second yellow card for diving throughout Los Blancos’ Spanish Tremendous Cup victory over Barcelona.
The altercation resulted in a five-match ban for the Portugal worldwide, and was an indication of issues to come back for Madrid.
To this point this time period the present title holders have been undone twice unexpectedly by lower-calibre opposition, and have discovered it laborious to comply with on their type of final 12 months – discovering themselves already eight factors behind leaders Barca.
Ronaldo himself has only one purpose and one help to his identify this time period, and with a second ban on the horizon it appears as if Actual’s robust begin is way from over.