Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, was left fuming by Cristiano Ronaldo’s dismissal in their Spanish Super Cup victory at Barcelona.
Zidane is adamant the red card was harsh on his star player.
Ronaldo produced a memorable cameo, as Madrid defeated arch-rivals Barca 3-1 in the first leg of the Supercopa on Sunday.
He came off the bench to make it 2-1 and was booked for taking off his shirt in celebration. Ronaldo was then shown a second yellow for diving.
“As always, I’m not going to get involved in discussing the work of the referee,” Zidane told reporters.
“We played a great game, but what annoyed me was Cristiano Ronaldo’s dismissal. Maybe there’s no penalty, but to show a card [for alleged diving] was a little harsh.
“However, we cannot change that, even if we’ll try to have him available for Wednesday.”