Real Madrid’s Ramos red card appeal rejected

The centre-half is set to sit out Wednesday's vital Liga clash with Sevilla after the capital club failed to have his dismissal against Barcelona quashed
Real Madrid’s second attempt at getting Sergio Ramos’ red card overturned has been rebuffed by the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Appeals Court.

The 27-year-old centre-half, who has been handed a one-match ban, was shown the 19th red card of his career when he was adjudged to have felled Neymar as the Barcelona forward bore down on goal in Los Blancos' 4-3 Clasico defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The capital club had hoped to have the Spain international’s suspension quashed to allow him to participate in Wednesday evening’s encounter at Sevilla but the RFEF decreed otherwise.

However, Madrid pressed on with a last-ditch attempt to have the World Cup winner available for the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, only for the RFEF’s Appeals Court to reject their case.

Madrid, who are now second in La Liga behind Atletico Madrid on a head-to-head basis, have included Ramos in their squad for their must-win clash with in-form Sevilla.