Spanish referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez (L) presents a purple card to Real Madrid’s Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde throughout the Spanish Super Cup remaining between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on January 12, 2020, on the King Abdullah Sports City within the Saudi Arabian port metropolis of Jeddah. Giuseppe CACACE / AFP
Federico Valverde has been handed a one-match suspension for the late foul that helped Real Madrid win the Spanish Super Cup, the nation’s soccer federation RFEF revealed on Wednesday.
Midfielder Valverde was despatched off within the closing phases of additional time in Sunday’s remaining towards native rivals Atletico Madrid when the 21-year-old chopped down Spain striker Alvaro Morata as he charged by means of on purpose.
Real received 4-1 on penalties after the match completed goalless, and Atletico coach Diego Simeone stated that Valverde’s foul “was the most important moment of the match”.
The suspension implies that Uruguayan Valverde will miss Real’s house match towards Sevilla on Saturday.