Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts With Fury As Ban For Pushing Referee Is Upheld

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The Real Madrid joy at securing the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday was tempered slightly by the confirmation Cristiano Ronaldo's five match suspension had been upheld.

Ronaldo reacted angrily on social media, writing in an Instagram post on his official page: "It's impossible to stay quiet in this situation, five matches!"

Earlier yesterday, Ronaldo blasted his five-game for pushing the referee after he was sent-off in the first leg as "persecution" after his appeal was rejected.

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Real Madrid tried its best to get its star man off the hook, echoing the theory that Ronaldo's actions were uncontrollable.

In the second leg, Barca failed to get on the scoreboard as Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema struck in the absence of suspended Cristiano Ronaldo, and first-team regulars Gareth Bale, Isco and Casemiro.

A Spanish football federation committee has now dismissed an appeal, meaning Ronaldo will miss today's return leg against Barca and upcoming La Liga games against Deportivo La Coruna, Valenica, Levante and Real Sociedad. "Thanks to my teammates and the fans for their support", he wrote.

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It was a controversial call by referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxa, for replays suggested that there had been contact made by Barcelona Samuel Umtiti, which contributed to Ronaldo losing his balance.

Pique and Barca were outclassed by LaLiga and Champions League titleholders Madrid, who cruised to a 2-0 win in the Supercopa de Espana on Wednesday and a 5-1 aggregate victory.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, however, is trying to keep his players focused on the long haul toward next spring. We started very well, with lots of intensity from the start, playing in their half, winning the ball back there.

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Ronaldo picked up a one match ban for a double yellow card (taking his shirt off, followed by an alleged dive), and a four match ban for pushing the referee.

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