UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Board have suspended Real Madrid captain for two matches in the UCL for deliberately getting booked.
In the 2-1 victory at Johan Cruyff Arena, the 32-year old earned a yellow card which automatically locked him out second leg tie at Santiago Bernabeu.
The Spaniard got himself into UEFA’s wrong books after he admitted to a journalist in an interview after the match that he had intentionally got himself booked to make himself available in next games.
The center back has been found guilty by CEDB for planning to avail himself for important games, the quarter finals by earning the Ajax booking to prevent future suspension.
In return, the Los Blancos dependable player will be absent for some of the important games it is believed he wanted to play.