Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not be suspended for Saturday’s match against Éibar after he had his yellow card rescinded following an appeal, the team announced.
In the 51st minute of Real Madrid’s 2-0 Spanish League victory over Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, Ronaldo was given a yellow card by referee Mario Melero Lopez for simulation after a tackle from Antonio Amaya in the penalty area.
It was Ronaldo's fifth yellow of the season, which would have triggered an automatic one-match suspension.
“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 team said in a statement.
Ronaldo scored his 300th goal with Real Madrid in the victory.
Ronaldo, the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or award winner, has 37 goals and 12 assists in 27 games this season for Real Madrid, who are are second in the La Liga standings, four points behind Barcelona.
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