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Cristiano Ronaldo banned five games after pushing referee

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, reacts after referee

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, reacts after referee Ricardo de Burgos shows a red card during the first leg of the Spanish Supercup match against FC Barcelona on Aug. 13, 2017. Photo Credit: AP / Manu Fernandez

BARCELONA, Spain — Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five games after shoving a referee following his red card during Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

The Spanish football federation said on Monday that Ronaldo has been suspended for one game for the red card and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back.

Ronaldo will miss Wednesday’s return leg of the Spanish Super Cup in Madrid plus the first four matches of the Spanish league season.

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