Cristiano Ronaldo’s five game ban will remain in place after his appeal was denied by the Spanish Football Federation.
The Portuguese international was sent off for two bookings during the Spanish Super Cup win over Barcelona last week and was given a five game ban for an incident which saw him push referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.
Booked for removing his shirt after scoring and appearing to dive in the area later on, Ronaldo and Madrid were furious with the lengthy ban and have since appealed.
However, the RFEF have rejected the appeal from Los Blancos and kept the ban in place.
Ronaldo, who missed the opening weekend victory over Deportivo La Coruna will also sit out the games against Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad, before making his return against Real Betis next month.
The former Manchester United forward reacted to the decision, by posting a message on Twitter.
“Another incomprehensible decision, injustices that will never bring me down and like always I will return even strong. Thanks to those who have supported me.”
Goals from Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos saw Zinedine Zidane’s side get all three points at the Riazor on Sunday, but they did see Sergio Ramos dismissed, who will now also sit out through suspension.
The early league leaders will face Valencia this coming Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu.