Cristiano Ronaldo can finally breathe a sigh of relief after it was announced that he was cleared to feature in the clash against his boyhood club Manchester United. The clearance comes after the UEFA chiefs decided that a one match was sufficient for the offence.
The one-match suspension comes as a result of the Juventus forward's sending off in the Champions League Group H match against Valencia, for what appeared to look like a tangle in the box with the Valencia center-back Jeison Murillo.
While some may argue it was a harsh decision by the referee Felix Brych, the Portuguese skipper who was making his debut for the Bianconeri in the competition, saw it come to an abrupt end as he left the pitch in tears.
But even after Ronaldo's sending off, Juventus proved that they have what it takes to win the Champions League. Being 10 man down, the Italian giants managed to come away with a wonderful 2-0 away win, courtesy of two spot kicks by Miralem Pjanic.
There were fears wether an extended suspension could see him miss the trip to Old Trafford. But after careful deliberation, the UEFA control, ethics and disciplinary board had decided not to extend the suspension.
The UEFA statement said: "The CEDB has decided to suspend the Juventus Football Club player Cristiano Ronaldo for one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible."
As a result, the 33-year-old striker will sit out of Juventus' next Champions League home clash with Young Boys on October 2.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has rather had a modest start to life at Juventus, at least by his standards. Since making the his 100 million switch from Real Madrid, e has scored 3 times in 6 matches, while the 3 goals have come in the last 3 matches he's played.
Earlier it was announced that Germany had been confirmed as the nation to host the UEFA Euro 2024. It will be the first big major tournament hosted by the country since the FIFA World Cup 2006.
A total of 10 stadium spread in as many cities have been chosen to host the matches. The group stage and knockout games will be held in Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart, while the final will take place in Berlin.