Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for two matches after kicking an opponent during a La Liga game last weekend, the Spanish League announced.
Ronaldo kicked Cordoba defender Edimar during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Cordoba.
Ronaldo received a red card for "kicking an opponent with the ball not within playing distance" and was already scheduled to miss this Saturday’s match against Real Sociedad. Now, he will also miss a Feb. 4 contest against Sevilla. It was only the fifth time that Ronaldo has received a red card in his career.
Ronaldo will be available for the Atlético Madrid match on Feb. 7.
Ronaldo, the reigning two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, has 28 goals and nine assists this season in La Liga competition.
Real Madrid is in first place with 48 points, one point ahead of Barcelona and four points clear of Atlético Madrid.
- Scooby Axson