UEFA: Real Madrid Captain Sergio Ramos faces Semifinal ban
Sergio Ramos risk missing the first leg of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final following his breaching of UEFA’s protocol in their 3-1 defeat of Juventus.
Ramos was suspended for the quarter-final second leg on Wednesday night, which saw the reigning champions survive a major scare to progress through on away goals.
The center-back left his position in the Bernabeu stands to stand near the touchline for the final few minutes of the match, though, and was involved in a quarrel with Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri before Madrid’s last-gasp goal.
Sky Sports News reports that Ramos breached UEFA regulation Article 15, stating that players cannot take part in a game for which they are ineligible.
UEFA are said to be awaiting referee Michael Oliver’s report, and the Spaniard faces the likelihood of a one-match ban – the same punishment Xabi Alonso was given for a similar incident in 2014 when entering the pitch to celebrate a goal in the final.