The Real Madrid defender challenged the Viktoria Plzen striker for the ball, elbowing his rival in the face as he did so.
Sergio Ramos should have been given a straight red card in the 13th minute of Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen for an elbow on Havel, according to AS resident referee Iturralde González, speaking on Carrusel Deportivo radio show.
“That’s quite enough from Ramos, that’s a red card. If the referee sees it… because he goes to challenge for the ball and puts his elbow up. He could break Havel’s nose, it’s a red card. It’s not with his shoulder, it’s with his elbow. He knows it and he goes into him with his elbow. It’s a red card. Off”, said Iturralde.
The action took place close to the right touchline of the home side. Ramos went in to Havel and elbowed him straight in the face, leaving him bleeding profusely. He was substituted at half time. Aytekin, the referee, didn’t even book Ramos.
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