Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos dealt one-match ban for Lionel Messi challenge

The Spanish Football Association and the RFEF, have dealt with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos just a single match ban, after the Spaniard was sent off during Real Sunday’s El Clasico matchup

As report by Spanish news outlet, Marca, the 31-year-old Spanish international will only miss just Real’s La Liga trip to Riazor to take on Deportivo La Coruna, which takes place on Wednesday evening.

Sergio Ramos was booked a straight red card by referee Alejandro Hernandez at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last weekend, after a rough challenge on Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

Luiz Enrique side were leading 2-1 at the time, after goals from Messi and Croatian international midfielder Ivan Rakitic took the lead on Madrid’s Casemiro had scored earlier in the widely-anticipated game.

Despite Zinedine Zidane’s side numerical disadvantage, his side drew level late on through Colombian skipper James Rodriguez, but in a final dramatic twist, Argentinian superstar – Messi – grabbed his 500th career goal in the final minute of the game to seal his side victory and keep their title hopes alive.

The Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane will be pleased to hear that Ramos will only miss one game, with his side desperately short of defensive options at the moment, following the injuries to both Raphael Varane and Pepe.

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