Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be available to play former club Manchester United next month after Uefa ruled he must serve only a one match ban for his Campions League red card.
The Portugal captain 33 was sent off during Juve 2-0 over Valencia last week after appearing to pull defender Jeison Murillo hair. It was the first Champions League red card of Ronaldo career. Juventus play United in group H at old Trafford on 23 October. A three match suspension would have been Cristiano Ronaldo also miss the return fixture in Turin on 7 November.
He will definitely miss Juve next Champions League games against Swiss club Young Boys on 2 October. Five time Champions League winner Ranaldo– who joined Juve from Real madrid for 93m in the summe. tried to latch onto a cross when he was blocked off by a tumbling Murillo.
He gesticulated to Murillo to get up and appeared to pull the defender hair before turning away in frustration. Referee Felix Brych consulted his assistant behind the goal before producing a red card, reducing Ronaldo to tears as he left the pitch. Unlike the Premier League automatic three game ban for violent conduct, Uefa punishments are on a case by case basis.