Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid defender denies intentional booking against Ajax

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has denied getting booked on purpose late on in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg at Ajax. Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute with Real leading 2-1, earning a suspension for the second leg.

Television commentators intimated he sought the booking but Uefa rules state a player who purposely obtains a booking can be banned for two games. Afterwards, Ramos, 32, tweeted: “I have not forced the card”.

The Spain international was making his 600th appearance for Los Blancos and his side secured a first leg advantage through Marco Asensio’s goal two minutes before the controversial booking.