Cistiano Ronaldo will be allowed to face Manchester United in the Champions League next month after disciplinary chiefs decided not to increase his ban.
Cristiano Ronaldo was given an automatic one-match suspension when he was sent off for pulling defender Jeison Murillo’s hair during his side’s 2-0 Group H victory in Valencia
There were fears that an extended suspension could cost him his trip back to Old Trafford on October 23, but UEFA announced on Thursday afternoon that its control, ethics and disciplinary board had decided one match was sufficient.
A UEFA statement said: “The CEDB has decided to suspend the Juventus Football Club player Cristiano Ronaldo for one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible.”
Ronaldo will sit out the home clash with Young Boys on October 2 as a result.
The decision will come as a relief to the Portuguese captain, who spent six hugely successful years at Manchester United before his £80million move to the Bernabeu Stadium in July 2009.