"This Is Persecution" - Cristiano Ronaldo Blasts Five-Match Ban In Passionate Rant

Ronaldo came off the bench to hammer home a goal to restore the lead for the visitors

The suspension means that Ronaldo won't be able to play domestically until the La Liga fixture against Real Betis on September 20th.

Ronaldo was forced to sit out yesterday's Super Cup second leg, due to the ban, but that didn't stop him donning his Real Madrid kit and taking to the pitch to take part in the trophy celebrations.

Ronaldo then shoved referee De Burgos Bengoechea.

However, there was to be another twist to the tale.

Even with the lead on aggregate, Real Madrid needed someone on the club to step up, given the high-profile suspension of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo reacted on his Instagram by saying: "Impossible not to react to this situation, 5 games!" Five matches! It seems to me excessive and ridiculous. "Thanks to my teammates and the fans for their support", he wrote.

Madrid have chose to take the case to the Spanish Disciplinary Committee for Sports, the last resort in Spain before an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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The much hyped Spanish Super Cup first-leg between Barcelona and Real Madrid was full of incident and none more so than Cristiano Ronaldo's twenty-four minutes on the pitch at the Nou Camp.

The game looks over in reality as Real Madrid have shown just how strong they are in recent times.

Firstly, by arguing the second yellow card was a mistake, as Ronaldo did not, in their opinion, dive, but rather fell as a result of the clash with the Barcelona defender.

Predicted Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Isco.

"It's really unbelievable, wherever we go they are there", Modric says. He said: "I'm annoyed that Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off, it might not have been a penalty, but still, giving him a card is ludicrous".

The appeals committee decision followed angry comments from Zinedine Zidane who appeared to suggest there was an anti-Real Madrid conspiracy among match officials in Spain.

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