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Dani Carvajal has been given an extra match ban after getting himself deliberately booked in the Champions League

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been suspended for two matches by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) for deliberately accruing a yellow card.

The 25-year-old was booked for time-wasting in the last minute of Real’s 6-0 win over APOEL on November 21, which saw Los Blancos secure a spot in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Carvajal’s third yellow card in the competition this season meant that he was suspended for Madrid’s final Group H game against Borussia Dortmund, which they won 3-2, but UEFA has decided to ban the player for a further match.

A statement released by UEFA read: “The CEDB has decided to suspend the Real Madrid CF player Dani Carvajal for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

“Given that the Real Madrid CF player Dani Carvajal did not participate in the match Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund played on 6 December 2017, the player still has to serve one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible.”

Carvajal was in the starting line-up for three of Madrid’s six group games, helping them to finish second in Group H behind Tottenham Hotspur, but is now banned for the first leg of his side’s last-16 tie.

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