Real Madrid to appeal Sergio Ramos' red card against Manchester City
Madrid will explore every possible avenue to try and get Sergio Ramos' red card overturned so that the captain will be available for the return leg on 17 March.
Real Madrid plan to explore every possible avenue available in their bid to ensure that Sergio Ramos will be able to play the return of their Champions League Last 16 against Manchester City. Madrid will lodge an appeal to try and get the red card which Ramos received late in the game for scything Gabriel Jesús down. The City player went down and Italian match official Daniele Orsato sent the Real Madrid captain off. Orsato didn't review the move on VAR even though the move was open to interpretation.
Ramos sent off on 86 minutes
Real Madrid hope that UEFA will overturn the red card which Sergio Ramos was shown so that Zidane will be able to count on the centre-back when the team attempts to turn the tie around at the Etihad on 17 March. For Eduardo Iturralde González, AS' resident referee and Cadena SER pundit, Ramos should not have been sent off: "For me, it's not a foul, Gabriel Jesus went looking for it and let him fall. If there was no foul in City's first goal, then this isn't a foul either".
Ramos is now the player to have been sent off the most times in Champions League history - an honour he shares with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edgar Davids, with four red cards in the tournament. It was his 26th dismissal of his Real Madrid career.
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