REAL MADRID skipper Sergio Ramos is set to be hit by an extra match Champions League ban for deliberately getting himself booked.
Spain ace Ramos made a needless foul on Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg in the last few minutes of his side’s 2-1 last 16 first leg win in Amsterdam.
It meant a ban for the second leg in the Bernabeu but would have cleared Ramos to play in the quarter-final first leg.
In the mixed zone after the match, Ramos boasted: “The truth is that, seeing the result, it’s something I had in mind.
“It’s not that I am underestimating the opponent but sometimes in football you have to make decisions and that’s what I decided.”
Within minutes, Ramos seemed to realise he had admitted to a breach of Uefa regulations which state that players deliberately picking up cards to serve bans in “dead” matches will serve a two-match suspension.
On social media, Ramos claimed: “I did not force the card.”
But the back-tracking came too late with Uefa launching an investigation less than 24 hours after the game.
And Uefa have confirmed Ramos had been charged with “receiving a yellow card on purpose” with the case heard by the control and disciplinary body in Nyon on Thursday.
Ramos has featured 37 times for Los Blancos this season – chipping in with a staggering 11 goals in all competitions.