Sergio Ramos ban overturned

The defender’s one-match suspension has been lifted as Madrid have successfully appealed against his first yellow card against Osasuna

Sergio Ramos will be available for Real Madrid’s Liga clash against Valencia on Sunday after having his red card against Osasuna rescinded.

The Spain defender was sent off for a club record 18th time just before half-time in Madrid’s 2-2 draw at Estadio El Sadar on Saturday, but the Spanish giants appealed against the decision as they felt there was no contact with Alvaro Cejudo for Ramos’ first yellow card.

The Spanish Football Association’s disciplinary committee has now agreed that there was no contact and so the former Sevilla man will not serve a suspension.

“The Spanish football association’s disciplinary committee has decided to overturn the first yellow card that Sergio Ramos was shown in the last match against Osasuna,” a statement on Madrid’s website reads.

“He will be available for selection by the coach Carlo Ancelotti in the next league fixture, when Real Madrid play Valencia on Sunday.

“After accepting the video evidence provided by the club, the committee ruled that ‘there is no contact likely to cause a player to fall’, and so they ruled that ‘the first yellow card and the subsequent red card for receiving two yellow cards should not count for disciplinary purposes’.”

Madrid are currently trailing leaders Barcelona and second-placed Atletico Madrid by five points.

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