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  • Real Madrid welcome their talisman back on Wednesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension when Real Betis visit the Santiago Bernabeu.Ronaldo has missed Real's opening four league games and the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona due to a five-match ban imposed on him after he pushed a referee back in August.In his absence Los Merengues have dropped four points and manager Zinedine Zidane is understandably delighted the club's all-time record scorer is available to him again.In quotes from his press conference that were published on Real's official website, the Frenchman said: "We're happy to have Cristiano Ronaldo back. I hope it's the last time we're without him."He looks happy, very happy, because he likes to play, to be with the group and his team-mates. Tomorrow he's back at the Santiago Bernabeu and every player likes that."I think that the stats speak for themselves when we're talking about what Crist..

    Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension as Real Madrid take on Real Betis

    Real Madrid welcome their talisman back on Wednesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension when Real Betis visit the Santiago Bernabeu.Ronaldo has missed Real's opening four league games and the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona due to a five-match ban imposed on him after he pushed a referee back in August.In his absence Los Merengues have dropped four points and manager Zinedine Zidane is understandably delighted the club's all-time record scorer is available to him again.In quotes from his press conference that were published on Real's official website, the Frenchman said: "We're happy to have Cristiano Ronaldo back. I hope it's the last time we're without him."He looks happy, very happy, because he likes to play, to be with the group and his team-mates. Tomorrow he's back at the Santiago Bernabeu and every player likes that."I think that the stats speak for themselves when we're talking about what Crist..
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in his bid to overturn his five-match ban for pushing a referee during Real Madrid's Supercopa de Espana first-leg win over Barcelona.The Portugal forward, who had scored in the 3-1 victory, reacted badly after being shown a second yellow for diving by match official Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, shoving the Spaniard in the back.A Spanish football federation (RFEF) committee has now dismissed an appeal, meaning Ronaldo will miss Wednesday evening's Supercopa return leg against Barca and upcoming LaLiga games against Deportivo La Coruna, Valenica, Levante and Real Sociedad. Ronaldo was found guilty of 'Violation of article 96 of the Disciplinary Code', which relates to using "mild force" against the officials, including grabbing, pushing or shaking. He has also been fined 3,805 euros (£3,459), with Real fined 1,750 euros (£1,590). Real boss Zinedine Zidane believes the ban is disproportionate, telling the club's official webs..

    Cristiano Ronaldo fails with appeal against five-match ban for pushing referee

    Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in his bid to overturn his five-match ban for pushing a referee during Real Madrid's Supercopa de Espana first-leg win over Barcelona.The Portugal forward, who had scored in the 3-1 victory, reacted badly after being shown a second yellow for diving by match official Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, shoving the Spaniard in the back.A Spanish football federation (RFEF) committee has now dismissed an appeal, meaning Ronaldo will miss Wednesday evening's Supercopa return leg against Barca and upcoming LaLiga games against Deportivo La Coruna, Valenica, Levante and Real Sociedad. Ronaldo was found guilty of 'Violation of article 96 of the Disciplinary Code', which relates to using "mild force" against the officials, including grabbing, pushing or shaking. He has also been fined 3,805 euros (£3,459), with Real fined 1,750 euros (£1,590). Real boss Zinedine Zidane believes the ban is disproportionate, telling the club's official webs..
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