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.