Soccer: Ronaldo banned 2 games for breaking rival's nose
MADRID — Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two Spanish league games for breaking an opponent's nose.
The Spanish soccer federation fined Ronaldo $843 Tuesday for "dangerous play that caused harm." Madrid, which was fined $253, can appeal the decision.
Malaga defender Patrick Mtiliga will be out for three weeks after being struck in the face with Ronaldo's arm in the 70th minute of Madrid's 2-0 win Sunday. Ronaldo was given a red card.
Ronaldo will miss matches at Deportivo La Coruna and Espanyol. Madrid trails Barcelona by five points at the top of the league standings.