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Cristiano Ronaldo was not happy with his sending off.

Ronaldo labels five-match ban 'ridiculous'

Cristiano Ronaldo has called his five-match ban for pushing a referee "exaggerated and ridiculous" and claims he is being persecuted after failing to have the sanction overturned on appeal.

Guardiola eyes raid for £60m Sanchez

On the move: Alexis Sanchez could be heading to Manchester City

Manchester City will test Arsenal's resolve to keep Alexis Sanchez -before the transfer window shuts with Pep Guardiola still desperate to add the forward to his squad.

Ronaldo hit with five-match ban for ref push

Cristiano Ronaldo was not happy with his sending off.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg victory on Sunday.

Remembering Les Murray, Australia's face of football for 40 years

"Without Les, football may have still had the success that it did, but it wouldn't have been as colourful or enjoyable. ...

It was 11 years ago on a sultry June afternoon, just after a late Tim Cahill double had conjured up Australia's first-ever World Cup victory from nowhere. In the bowels of Kaiserslautern's Fritz-Walter-Stadion, the visiting media contingent was in frenzied overdrive.

A sensational goal, then a red card for Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the field after being sent off.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational goal and was then sent off for a combination of his provocative celebration and for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in an explosive Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.

Lukaku scores brace as Man Utd rout West Ham

Romelu Lukaku scored two goals on debut for United.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice on debut and Paul Pogba capped an ominous team display with a late long-range goal as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season.

How a secret dinner changed the face of English football

England skipper David Platt and national coach Terry Venables, 1994.

In 1990, six men sat down for a meal that would ultimately lead to the creation of the Premier League. To mark the league's 25th anniversary, Julian Bennetts reveals the inside story of that decision – and its consequences.