On Sunday, Sergio Ramos received a straight red card in Los Blancos’ 3-2 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona in La Liga, for an ill-timed tackle on Lionel Messi and faced a one-match ban.
Reportedly, the Real Madrid has now prepared an appeal against the red card.
According to Alvaro de la Rosa of AS:
Real are looking to have the punishment “rescinded in the case that Ramos did not make contact with Messi.”
Ramos said immediately after the game:
“It looked like more than it was, Messi jumped [the challenge], and I didn’t touch him. I would never intentionally set out to hurt a fellow player.”
The incident in Referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez match report was written as:
“[Ramos] brought down an opponent with excessive force while challenging for the ball.”
Real are trying to avoid Ramos ban for the trip to Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Wednesday.