Cristiano Ronaldo mocked Lionel Messi’s iconic goal celebration – but it backfired spectacularly minutes later.
Ronaldo held up his shirt to the Barcelona supporters just as Messi did to the Real Madrid fans when he scored the winner in the La Liga clash between the two sides last season.
But his Spanish Super Cup evening at the Nou Camp ended in disaster as he was shown two quick yellow cards.
The first came for taking his shirt off in the aforementioned goal celebration after he put Real 2-1 up in the closing stages.
And it proved costly as he was given a second booking for an alleged dive in the box just two minutes later.
Frustrated by the decision, Ronaldo petulantly pushed the referee after he was shown the red card.
Ronaldo will now definitely miss the second leg of the Super Cup against Real, but could face further action for his reaction.
The referee did not appear fazed by the incident, with Lucas Vazquez’s protestations appearing to take his attention away from the incident.
Ronaldo’s red card did not affect the game for Real, with Marco Asensio scoring in the closing stages to secure a 3-1 win.
Gerard Pique’s own goal had given Real the lead before Lionel Messi equalised from the penalty spot.
Culled from Mirror