Ramos gets two-match ban from UEFA for deliberate yellow card

Sergio Ramos has been banned for Real Madrid's next two matches in Europe

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is shown a yellow card by referee Damir Skomina as Ajax's Kasper Dolberg looks on during their Champions League Round of 16 first leg match at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam February 13, 2019.

Although he later retracted those words on social media that he had not deliberately earned a booking which would have left clear of cards for the quarterfinals if Madrid qualified, UEFA consider he has broken Article 15c of their disciplinary code.

However, European football body UEFA has now announced that he has been handed a two-match suspension for "clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose", which will see him miss the first leg of the quarter-final if Real advance to the next round.

On the other hand, there's the Champions League - the competition that has come to define Madrid - as they will want to prioritise the second leg of their last 16 tie against Ajax, with the hope being that Los Blancos can win the trophy for the fourth year in a row.

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The Spain defender, 32, told reporters afterwards he would "be lying if I said I didn't force [the booking]".

But should Champions League holders Real progress to the last eight, Ramos would be unavailable for the first leg of that tie. "Not to forcing the booking", the Spaniard said.

"It was a unsafe counter-attack in the 88th minute in an open game in the elimination stage of the competition which is why I said that I'd be lying if I said I didn't know that I could be punished". "It is not to underestimate the opponent but sometimes there is a time to make decisions and I did so".

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