Ronaldo to be banned for one game, to face Manchester United at Old Trafford

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Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is likely to serve a one-game Champions League ban, sources have told ESPN FC.

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This would leave Ronaldo free to face former club Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The 33-year-old was sent off during the Italian champions’ 2-0 win over Valencia on Wednesday, for tugging the hair of defender Jeison Murillo.

He is set to serve an automatic one-match suspension, which will rule him out of the home game against Young Boys on October 2.

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UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body will meet on September 27, to decide whether to extend the ban.

But it is unlikely the Portugal star will be hit with a two or three-game suspension, meaning he will be available to play at Old Trafford on October 23 and in the return match in Turin on November 7.