Ronaldo will not be serving a one match ban anymore, his yellow card against Rayo Vallecano has been rescinded.
The ballon d’or holder was booked for simulation after going down from a dangerous tackle from Antonio Amaya in Real’s 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano. It became his fifth yellow card of the season and by default earns him a one match ban.
Madrid’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti described the decision as “unbelievable” and said it would be appealed. The appeal launched earlier today, has been upheld by the Competition Committee.
Madrid will be without Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez who are currently serving bans of their own, as they face Eibar on Saturday. Madrid go into the fixture four points behind leaders and rivals, Barcelona and look to close that gap.
A Madrid statement read: “The RFEF (Spanish Football Federation) Competition Committee has upheld the appeal submitted by Real Madrid against the yellow card shown to Cristiano Ronaldo in the match against Rayo Vallecano, agreeing to ‘rescind the caution imposed on the player by the referee’.
“The forward will therefore be eligible to play in the La Liga matchday 31 game against Éibar.”
I for one am happy for Ronaldo, who will be looking for his 301st goal in a Real Madrid shirt on Saturday.