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Cristiano Ronaldo cleared to face Manchester United after Champions League dismissal

Cristiano Ronaldo cleared to face Manchester United after Champions League dismissal

Cristiano Ronaldo will serve a one-match ban for his controversial red card against Valencia on September 19, and he'll be available for both of Juventus' Champions League meetings against his former club Manchester United.

It was the first Champions League red card of Ronaldo's career.

Ronaldo was red carded 29 minutes into his Champions League debut for Juventus in a 2-0 victory against Valencia after clashing with Jeison Murillo. The Juve manager, Massimiliano Allegri, said VAR - which is not being used in the Champions League this season - might have led to a different decision.

The governing body have confirmed that 33-year-old Juventus forward will be suspended for just a single game - next month's clash with Young Boys - after its control, ethics and disciplinary board decided not to increase the automatic penalty after meeting on Thursday.

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VAR is already used in a host of European leagues with technology implemented across the Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin further revealed plans to apply the system from as early as the Championship play off places and also the UEFA Europa league.

The introduction of the VAR in the Champions League will surely be a positive step towards the betterment of the game as many top European clubs have been pushing the envelope for Video Assistant Referees for a number of a number of seasons.