Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo handed one-game ban by UEFA; available to play against former club Manchester United

Nyon: Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to face his old club Manchester United in the Champions League next month after UEFA handed the Juventus forward a one-game ban on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juventus in their Serie A match against Frosinone. AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juventus in their Serie A match against Frosinone. AFP

The Portuguese superstar was sent off in the first half of Juve's 2-0 win away to Valencia last week after a clash with Jeison Murillo. He risked a potentially lengthy suspension, but instead the 33-year-old will only sit out his team's game at home to Swiss champions Young Boys next week.

Juve then play Jose Mourinho's United at Old Trafford on Tuesday, 23 October, before hosting the English club in Turin on 7 November in Group H. Ronaldo, a five-time Champions League winner, first won the competition with United in 2008 before leaving for Real Madrid a year later.

He moved to Juventus in July after nine years in the Spanish capital, and has so far scored three goals in Serie A for his new club.


Updated Date: Sep 27, 2018 19:32 PM

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