Champions League: UEFA to review Ronaldo’s red card next week

September 20, 2018

UEFA have opened a disciplinary case over Cristiano Ronaldo ’ s red card in the Champions League which will be assessed on September 27 , European football ’ s governing body said on Thursday .Ronaldo was sent off in the 29 th minute of Wednesday ’ s 2 – 0 win away to Valencia after a tussle with defender Jeison Murillo , with the former Real Madrid star leaving the pitch in tears .
The Portugal captain fell to the ground in disbelief and then yelled into the air in frustration , although Juventus overcame his dismissal thanks to a pair of Miralem Pjanic penalties .

It was the 11 th red card of Ronaldo ’ s career , but first in the Champions League, and will see him miss Juve ’ s next group game against Swiss side Young Boys in Turin .

He will find out next week whether his one – match ban is extended . An increase would also rule him out of a return to Old Trafford to face former club Manchester United .

Ronaldo ’ s arrival at Juventus has raised expectations of a first Champions League title since 1996 , with share prices peaking at a record 1 . 8046 euros on the stock market Thursday before closing at 1 . 581 euros .

It represented an increase of more than 180 % since late June when rumours began circulating of Ronaldo ’ s arrival at the club , with shares then trading at 0 . 64 euros .

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