UEFA have officially opened disciplinary proceedings against Dani Carvajal following his yellow card for time-wasting in Real Madrid's comfortable 0-6 Champions League win against APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday. 

By 90Min
November 23, 2017

UEFA have officially opened disciplinary proceedings against Dani Carvajal following his yellow card for time-wasting in Real Madrid's comfortable 0-6 Champions League win against APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday. 

25-year-old Carvajal is likely to take the crown for one of the most deliberate-looking bookings ever seen in football, such was his unconvincing delayed throw-in during stoppage time which saw him take over 20 seconds to contemplate.

The yellow card has triggered an automatic one-match ban for the defender - as he's now picked up three in the competition - which will be served in Madrid's final group game against Borussia Dortmund, allowing Carvajal to return for the knockout stages of the competition.

However, UEFA have confirmed that the 25-year-old has been charged with a breach of Article 15 in its Disciplinary Regulations, as Carvajal has been deemed to have "received a yellow card on purpose."

If found guilty by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on December 7, Carvajal could be be hit with a two-game ban, ruling him out of Madrid's first game in the Round of 16. 

This is not the first time Real Madrid have faced such charges, as Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso and then manager Jose Mourinho were investigated during their 2010/11 Champions League campaign - although the trio escaped any further sanctions. 

Although, it is unlikely that the trio were as obvious as Carvajal in their quest to pick up a yellow card, and his feat is not going to be beaten anytime soon - but it would be fun to see others try. 

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