Real Madrid will have their captain, Sergio Ramos, in their squad to face Bayern Munich in the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League after the European football governing body opted not to impose further sanction on the Spanish international for violating suspension rule as his team advanced at the expense of Juventus.
Ramos was pictured standing on the sidelines for the final few minutes of the match second leg quarterfinal clash against Juve, despite being suspended after picking up a needless yellow card during the first leg in Turin last week.
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, CEDB, has decided against extending Ramos’ ban due to the fact he did not actually step on to the pitch, though regulations stipulate that when a player is banned they must not enter the locker room or tunnel area.
He will therefore be available for selection against Bayern later this month.
Back in 2014, Los Blancos midfielder Xabi Alonso was suspended for the European Super Cup after entering the field of play to celebrate Gareth Bale’s goal during the Champions League final against Atlético Madrid.