Competition Committee upholds Danilo yellow card

Real's case against his booking at home to Villarreal has been rejected, despite the caution appearing to come for a foul by Casemiro.

Danilo Luiz da Silva
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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Competition Committee has opted to uphold the yellow card shown to Danilo in Real Madrid's LaLiga victory over Villarreal on Wednesday.

In the closing moments of the first half at the Santiago Bernabéu, the Real defender appeared to be mistakenly cautioned by referee Carlos Clos Gómez for a foul by team-mate Casemiro.

Danilo (left) celebrates with Marcelo (centre) and Luka Modric after supplying the pass for the Croat to score Real's third on Wednesday night.

In his report after the game, Clos Gómez noted: "Danilo Luiz Da Silva was booked for the following motive: Bringing down an opponent whilst contesting the ball".

And in view of the seeming case of mistaken identity, Los Blancos lodged an appeal against the card following the 3-0 win, which saw them stay one point behind title rivals Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. 

However, the Competition Committee has moved to throw out the challenge, explaining in its verdict that it cannot be ruled out that the official saw the full-back commit "another infraction close in time" to that of his Madrid colleague.