In Juventus’ game against Valencia Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in the 29th minute
22 September, 2018, 18:58
Despite the five-time Balon d'Or winner's dismissal, Juve played well and comfortably secured the win at Mestalla thanks to two penalties from Miralem Pjanic. The reported punishment means Ronaldo will miss Juventus' home game against Young Boys on October 2 but will be available to face former club Manchester United on October 23 at Old Trafford.
Juventus kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo, while tournament favourites Manchester City were stunned at home by Lyon on Wednesday.
When Valencia defender Jeison Murillo tried to block CR7, Ronaldo gave him a slight push due to which Murillo fell down.
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European football's governing body has opened disciplinary proceedings against Ronaldo - who left the field in tears - and the case will be dealt with by their control, ethics and disciplinary panel next Thursday.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is not able to appeal the decision, meaning a one game ban will see him miss the next Champions League fixture against Young Boys.
And Lippi insisted the reaction of the footballing world to Ronaldo's red card is further proof UEFA must make use of the new technology.
"We're not women, we're playing football", Can said after the game, with fans on social media calling the 24-year-old "sexist".
Juventus are yet to confirm whether or not they will be appealing the red card.