Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid defender denies intentional booking against Ajax

Ramos turned into booked in the 89th minute in opposition to Ajax

Loyal Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has denied getting booked on cause leisurely on in Wednesday’s Champions League final-16 first-leg at Ajax.

Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute with Loyal main 2-1, earning a suspension for the 2d leg.

Tv commentators intimated he sought the reserving but Uefa principles express a player who purposely obtains a reserving might presumably perchance furthermore be banned for two games.

Afterwards, Ramos, 32, tweeted: “I in truth haven’t forced the cardboard”.

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The Spain global turned into making his 600th look for Los Blancos and his facet secured a most critical leg advantage by means of Marco Asensio’s blueprint two minutes before the controversial reserving.

Pundit Martin Keown said it turned into “very obvious” Ramos turned into taking a survey to take up a third reserving in the competition to be banned for the 2d leg – a suspension at this stage greatly reduces the probability of missing a match later in the competition with all bookings wiped following the quarter-final stage.

Following the get, Ramos suggested newshounds he would “be lying if I said I did now not force [the booking]”.

But later on social media he said the gape he deliberately performed for the yellow card “hurts”, insisting “I in truth haven’t forced the cardboard”.

“In a game there are quite a bit of tensions, many sensations and quite a bit of pulsations,” he tweeted. “It be a have to to receive choices in seconds. The wonderful of nowadays is the final outcome. The worst, now not being in a position to be with my team-mates for a game.”

Ramos’ team-mate Dani Carvajal received a two-game ban from Uefa when he turned into judged to had been booked on cause in the final minute of a 6-0 get over Apoel Nicosia in final season’s tournament.

Ramos and worn Loyal midfielder Xabi Alonso were each booked leisurely on in a 3-0 quarter-final first leg victory over Galatasaray in 2013

Each and every gamers were also criticised in 2010, after they were booked and despatched off in the final five minutes of a community game with Ajax, which contrivance they passed over the subsequent fixture, with Loyal already assured of growth to the knockout stage.

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