Carvajal faces ban for seeking yellow

Nov 22, 2017 - 6:57 PM Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal faces an additional two-match Champions League ban for deliberately collecting a yellow card in his team's 6-0 win at APOEL.

European football's governing body UEFA confirmed they have charged Carvajal with "receiving a yellow card on purpose."

Carvajal was cautioned in the 90th minute for spending too long in taking a throw-in and with Madrid already through, is accused of purposely earning a ban for the final group game by time wasting.

His third yellow card in three Champions League games earned him a one-game ban at home against Borussia Dortmund on December 6.

UEFA's disciplinary panel will judge the case on December 7.

Madrid are certain to finish second behind Tottenham, making the final match essentially meaningless.

However, Carvajal now risks being suspended by UEFA for both games in the last 16, instead of beginning the knockout round with a clean disciplinary record.

Madrid have previously been in trouble with UEFA for deliberately triggering cards in a fifth group game in order to serve bans in the sixth and final game.

In the 2010-11 season, UEFA found then-Madrid coach Jose Mourinho guilty of misconduct for ordering two players, Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso, to get themselves sent off late in a game at Ajax.

Four players, including Ramos and Alonso, were fined over that incident.

Source: AAP

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