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Cristiano Ronaldo to face extended Champions League ban?

Cristiano Ronaldo to face extended ban?
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo could face an extended Champions League ban following his red card against Valencia, leaving him as a doubt for the Man United games.

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo could reportedly face an extended ban from Champions League football following his red card against Valencia on Wednesday night.

The competition's all-time leading goalscorer was sent off just half an hour into his debut in the tournament for new club Juventus after appearing to briefly pull the hair of defender Jeison Murillo.

Ronaldo was shown a straight red card and left the field in tears, throwing his participation in both games against former club Manchester United into doubt.

UEFA rules dictate that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner must serve an automatic one-game ban with no right to appeal - ruling him out of Juve's clash with Young Boys on October 2 - although the automatic three-match suspension imposed for violent conduct in the Premier League does not apply in the Champions League.

However, UEFA could increase the punishment depending on whether a panel considers the offence to be serious enough, with a two-game ban denying Ronaldo the chance to return to Old Trafford and a three-match suspension ruling him out of the reverse fixture against United too.

Ronaldo could also face further punishment due to the time it took him to leave the field while protesting what was the first Champions League red card of his career.

UEFA will wait to receive the referee's report before deciding whether to increase the suspension, but Juve are able to appeal against anything more than a one-game ban.


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