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Bellingham hit with a two-match ban after red card in Valencia 2-2 Real Madrid



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Real Madrid top scorer this season and talisman Jude Bellingham has been hit with a two-match suspension following his red card against Valencia over the weekend, confirms Mundo Deportivo.

The Competitions Committee has punished the England international with a suspension for two matches as a result of the red card shown to him by Gil Manzano, which was recorded in the referee’s report.

The official report from the match official noted that after the end of the match and still on the pitch, Bellingham ‘went running towards the referee in an aggressive attitude’ and protested the ruling out of his goal in an aggressive manner.

The RFEF’s disciplinary body based its decision on Article 124, which deals with attitudes of contempt towards referees, on the grounds that “addressing referees with an attitude of contempt or disrespect, provided that it is not considered a more serious offence, will be punished with two or three matches or up to a maximum of one month.”

Real Madrid had lodged an appeal to overturn the red card, arguing that the referee never saw Bellingham come running towards him and that the language he used was normal for an English player.

However, the Competitions Committee disregarded the arguments, claiming that in both cases, it considered that there was no manifest error in the wording of the report regarding how the events took place.

With the ruling now made, Bellingham will miss the upcoming La Liga clashes against Celta Vigo and Osasuna.

However, Real Madrid have ten days to appeal to the Appeals Committee to try and overturn the ruling made by the Competitions Committee.

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Official: Real Madrid announce starting lineup to face Real Betis



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Real Madrid will sign off on their successful La Liga campaign today with a fixture against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The game, being seen as a final preparation for the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund, sees manager Carlo Ancelotti field his strongest possible lineup.

All eyes will obviously be on the retiring Toni Kroos, who bids goodbye to the Bernabeu in what will be his final home game as a Real Madrid player.

The German international starts in the centre of the park alongside Federico Valverde, while Eduardo Camavinga slots in as the No. 6.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid captain, Nacho Fernandez, also starts in what could be his last game at the Bernabeu as well.

Nacho pairs up with Antonio Rudiger in defence, flanked by the full-back pairing of Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy. Thibaut Courtois starts in goal ahead of Andriy Lunin and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Up front, Vinicius Jr. starts in attack, partnering up with Rodrygo Goes. Top scorer Jude Bellingham occupies the attacking midfield role for Real Madrid.

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