Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo banned for two matches

ANKARA - Real Madrid's star player Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for two matches after receiving a red card Wednesday during a league game against Cordoba.

According to a statement on La Liga's official website, Ronaldo was penalized for kicking an opponent in the 82nd minute of play.

Ronaldo will miss his team's next two league matches against Real Sociedad and Sevilla, but will be back for the derby game against Atletico Madrid on Feb. 7.

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