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Sergio Ramos Escapes Ban Ahead Of Champions League Semi-Final

Sergio Ramos Escapes Ban Ahead Of Champions League Semi-Final

We almost hit what's known as Peak Sergio Ramos amid the madness this week, as the Real Madrid almost managed to get himself being suspended for the Champions League semi-final in spite of the fact he wasn't playing at all. Ramos was, of course, suspended for the second leg against Juventus, but diced with another ban as he descended from the stands to pitchside as it looked like the Italian side would cause the mother of all upsets.

They managed to survive, however, and now Ramos has been cleared to play in both legs of the semi-final against Bayern Munich as UEFA have decided not to punish Ramos for his indiscretion. This is despite that fact that Xabi Alonso fell foul of this rule in 2014: he was banned for the first game of the 2014/15 season (ironically with Bayern) having sprinted down the touchline to celebrate Ramos' crucial goal in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid.

The two biggest sides left in this year's Champions League were today drawn against each other in the semi-finals, with the first leg to take place at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, April 25th and the second leg at the Bernabeu six days later.

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Madrid are aiming for a third straight title, and if they see off Bayern, only either Roma or Liverpool will stand in their way of doing so.

See Also: Liverpool Land Roma In The Champions League Semi-Finals

Gavin Cooney
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