Midfielder Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid gets two-game suspension

Jude Bellingham, the Real Madrid midfielder, has received a two-game ban in La Liga for his red card following the 2-2 draw against Valencia.

Bellingham, 20, believed he had secured the victory six minutes into stoppage time at the Mestalla on Saturday.

However, the referee blew the full-time whistle as the cross was delivered.

England’s Bellingham is set to feature in Real’s Champions League last-16 match against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) stated that Bellingham displayed disrespect towards Manzano when Real players and staff surrounded him.

Bellingham, who returned after three weeks out with an ankle injury, was fined 600 euros (£513) and Real 700 euros (£598).

Real Madrid challenged Bellingham’s red card, but the RFEF disciplinary committee rejected their claim that the referee had made a mistake.

Following the incident, Manager Carlo Ancelotti expressed his frustration, stating, “We were disappointed by Bellingham’s red card as he did not utter any insults.” It was quite frustrating.

Real Madrid’s top scorer this season with 16 league goals, Bellingham will be absent for the matches against Celta Vigo on Sunday and Osasuna on 16 March.

He is set to make his return at Athletic Bilbao on 31 March after the international break.

England has upcoming matches against Brazil on 23 March and Belgium on 26 March.

Real Madrid is currently leading La Liga by seven points and has a 1-0 advantage over Leipzig heading into the second leg at the Bernabeu.

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