Real Madrid Stun Barcelona 5-1 to Win Spanish Super Cup

Christian Benteke scores the third goal for Liverpool

Christian Benteke scores the third goal for Liverpool

Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off.

Real Madrid consolidated on their first leg 3-1 advantage over arch rivals Barcelona, beating them 2-0 at Santiago Bernabeu for an aggregate 5-1 victory to lift the Spanish SuperCup for the tenth time.

Ronaldo will be absent when Madrid begin their defence of La Liga on Sunday at Deportivo la Coruna as well as for home games against Valencia and Levante and a trip to Real Sociedad.

In the European Super Cup teams Zidane without problems on the game beat Manchester United 2: 1, and last Sunday won Barcelona 3: 1, virtually guaranteeing the second trophy in less than a week.

Madrid had signalled their intent to appeal against Ronaldo's second yellow card shown for diving eight minutes from time when he went down inside the area under pressure from defender Samuel Umtiti.

The Portuguese captain then pushed referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea before leaving the field - an offence that carries a minimum four-game suspension. "Thanks to my team-mates and to the fans for the support". His first came for taking his shirt off after scoring a brilliant goal. Real scored two goals, one each from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema, while Barcelona seriously seems to be missing their forward Neymar, who has joined PSG for a world-record fee.

However, while it is possible Ronaldo may have his second yellow card overturned, it is hard to se the Appeals Committee lifting the sanction for pushing the referee.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the subject of huge controversy this week for his role in El Clasico.

He said: "Everyone can have their opinion but Cristiano Ronaldo is upset because he wants to play and when he doesn't play he's not happy; I hope they've not got something against Cristiano Ronaldo and people do their job with integrity". "Nothing is impossible and we'll stick to our idea of winning the game".

They watched a brilliant Real team, which has always been dependent on Cristiano, play some high-quality football without their superstar.

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