NYON/MADRID: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been given a two-game Champions League ban by European federation UEFA for deliberately getting himself booked against Ajax.

UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body has the Spain international captain Sergio Ramos for two matches for getting booked on purpose.

Ramos received a yellow card in the latter stages of Real’s Champions League first leg against Ajax, earning a ban for the second leg, and later hinted he had done it on purpose.

It was deemed this was an attempt to ensure a ban would not be hanging over him later in the competition, with just a one-match suspension ruling him out of the second leg against the Dutch side.

Real Madrid lead 2-1 from the first leg in Amsterdam, but as well as missing the second leg, Ramos will also miss the first leg of the quarter-finals should the Spanish giants progress.

The ban includes automatic one-match suspension for repeated yellow cards.