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Zidane: Five games is a lot… there is something wrong

At a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Supercopa de Espana second leg, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has spoken of his anger at Cristiano Ronaldo’s extended ban.

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The Portuguese striker was sent off for a second yellow card in the first leg against Barcelona, and his ban was extended to five games after a push on the referee as he left the field.

“I am annoyed, we are annoyed,” he began.

“I do not want to interfere with referees, but when you look at happened and to think that Cristiano will not play for five games, there is something wrong.

“Five games it is a lot.”

It has been suggested that the club will appeal but the Frenchman was unsure as to the current state of play.

“I don’t know the situation,” he continued.

“We will wait until the committee meets tomorrow [Wednesday] and then we will see.”

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Though Real are overwhelming favourites to win the trophy, Zidane remained cautious.

“Everything is possible in football when there is a return leg,” he said.

“We will have to play well until the very end because Barcelona had chances in the first leg to win.”

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