‘El Clasico’ always tends to be a fiery encounter and the Spanish Super Cup 1st leg at Camp Nou was no exception.
Returning to a competitive action after a summer of constant speculation about his future, Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t disappoint and was at centre of all the drama that followed.
The former United man joined the fray in the second half and announced his return in emphatic style with a phenomenal solo goal to put Real back on top.
Ronaldo’s celebration was even more dramatic as the Portuguese accepted a yellow card for holding up his shirt as a taunt to the opposition fans, just as Lionel Messi had done the season before.
However, the 32-year-old’s evening took a nasty turn after he was shown a second yellow for an alleged dive, exchanging heated words with a Barca delegate on his way off the field, as reported by Sport Bible.
Ronaldo is believed to have said "So you want to win against 10 now?" Barcelona delegate Carles Naval is thought to have replied: "Of course, man!"
Ronaldo then showed his frustration by pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after the dismissal, earning a €3k fine and a five match ban.
Real Madrid reportedly have 10 days in which to appeal the decision.