Uefa is investigating comments from Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos after it was suggested he was booked on purpose late in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg at Ajax.
Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute with madrid leading 2-1, earning a suspension for the second leg.
Uefa has launched a disciplinary investigation in response to Sergio Ramos’s revelation that he intentionally got himself booked in the Champions League.
The Real Madrid captain could now be banned from the first leg of the quarter-final after admitting he wanted to receive a yellow card during Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Ajax Amsterdan
Making his 600th match appearance for Madrid, Ramos became the seventh player to reach that feat for the club in all competitions.
“I’ve got a lot of memories, it has involved massive sacrificies and constant effort over the course of many years, ”Ramos said. “It’s no mean feat to make 600 appearances for my club and let’s hope that I’m able to enjoy many more.
“I want to thank everyone for the affection and support they give me, which means that i wake up every day with the desire to continue improving and representing this team as captain.”
Afterwards, Ramos admitted: “Looking at the result, i’d be lying if i said i didn,t force the booking
“In a game there are many tensions, many sensations and many pulsations,” Ramos tweeted. “You have to make decisions in seconds. The best of today is the result. The worst, not being able to be with my team-mates for a game.”
Ramos’ team-mate Dani Carvajal received a two-game ban from Uefa when he was judged to have been booked on purpose in the final minute of a 6-0 win over Apoel Nicosia in last season’s tournament.
The Real Madrid defender said ” it is not to underestimate the opponent nor to think that the series is over, but in football you have to make tough decisions.”
however, the player backtracked from his original comments after tweeting post-match.
In a post via Twitter, Ramos wrote: ” I want to make it clear that it hurts me more than anyone, i have not forced the card, as i did not against Roma in the previous Champions League match.