Sergio Ramos has been given a two-game ban by Uefa “for clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose” during Real Madrid’s Champions League tie at Ajax.
Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute with Real 2-1 up, meaning he is suspended for the last-16 second leg.
It was deemed that getting that yellow card was an attempt to ensure a ban would not be hanging over him later in the competition.
Uefa opened an investigation and gave him with an additional one-match ban for obtained a booking deliberately.
As a result, the Spain defender, 32, will also miss the first leg of Madrid’s quarter-final – assuming his side complete the job against Ajax and get there.