Ramos denies manipulating UEFA rules
Sergio Ramos has denied manipulating UEFA's rules after picking up a booking against Ajax in the Champions League 2-1 win on Wednesday night.
The Madrid captain fouled Kasper Dolberg in the stoppage time which saw him receive a yellow card that will rule him out of the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, Ramos has denied that he intentionally picked up a booking and a suspension at this stage of the competition reduces the risk of missing a match in the final rounds.
"In a game, there is always a lot of tension and you have to take decisions in seconds. The best thing about tonight was the result, the worst that I will not be in the second leg due to one moment in the game," he told reporters.
"I want to make it clear that this hurts me more than it would hurt anyone, I did not get the yellow card on purpose, just like the last yellow card I got in the competition. I will be supporting from the stands like any other fan hoping we get into the quarter-finals."
Ramos faces a further one-match ban if he is found guilty of purposely obtaining a booking.