UEFA hands down two-match ban for Sergio Ramos

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With captain Sergio Ramos appearing to talk himself into trouble after Real Madrid's latest UEFA Champions League match, the Spaniard has now been handed a two-game suspension.

The action prompted UEFA to open investigation and after deliberation by the Disciplinary Committee on Thursday, it was agreed that the Madrid player is handed a two-match ban.

Santiago Solari's side won the match by 2-1 but they will now be without their controversial captain for the second leg and the first leg quarter final tie if they qualify.

UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body found the defender guilty of receiving a booking on objective during the closing stages of the match in Amsterdam on February 13.

That ruled the 32-year-old out of the second leg but would have ensured he was available for the quarter-final.




"I'd be lying if I said I didn't force (the booking)", admitted the defender.

Speaking after the game, the Real Madrid captain admitted to reporters than he had got himself booked on goal. "By the way, a match in which I did not play".

"Not to underestimate the opponent, but sometimes you have to take these decisions and that's what I decided", he said in a post-match interview with El Chiringuito TV.

Ramos will face the additional suspension from the first leg of the quarterfinals if Madrid advances from the round of 16 against Ajax.

Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia was also given a two-game ban for being booked on objective in his side's 2-0 Europa League last-32 win at Celtic this month.

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