Suspensions mean Ramos will play just one game in three weeks

Real Madrid are going to have to learn to live without Sergio Ramos as the defender has received recent suspensions in both domestic and continental competition, starting on Tuesday against Ajax.

UEFA charged Ramos for deliberately picking up a yellow card in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with the Dutch side.

As a result, the Spaniard was given an extra match of suspension and will miss both the return leg of this round and the first leg of the quarter-finals, should his team progress.

On top of that, the Madrid captain received his fifth yellow card of the season in LaLiga Santander against Barcelona on Saturday.

He’ll he suspended for the league trip to Real Valladolid next Sunday and will play just one game, against Celta Vigo the weekend after, in the next three weeks.

Club football breaks for international fixtures after the Celta Vigo game so Ramos will have to wait until the match with Huesca on 30 or 31 March to get back into his stride with Los Blancos.