Suspension carnage for Real Madrid after Villarreal meltdown
Real Madrid defender Pepe has been banned for two games for abusing ref Jose Luis Paradas Romero after their 1-1 draw at Villarreal. Pepe, who was not sent off during the match, has been punished by the Spanish Football Federation's competition committee for comments directed Romero.
Sergio Ramos was given a second yellow card for his challenge on Nilmar, although the Spain defender has escaped a suspension after having the first of his two yellows cards in the game rescinded.
Rui Faria, a member of Mourinho's coaching team, was also given a two-match ban on Friday following his dismissal from the bench just after half-time during the 1-1 draw.