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Top 5: Most memorable superstar red cards (1)

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid on Sunday night failed to fully capitalise on Barcelona's shock loss to Valencia - and the Portuguese superstar also saw red.

Ronaldo will be suspended for three matches after a moment of madness against Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames.

The former Manchester United star was sent off in the 75th minute for scratching the face of Bilbao defender Carloa Gurpegui - you can watch the video above.

Ok, it was a little soft but no referee is going to not send off a player after the raises his hands like that - Ronaldo's little flick out at another player in the ensuing handbags probably didn't do him any favours either.

It was a costly action, as Real Madrid had already thrown away a one-nil lead and could only leave with a point that took them level on points with Barcelona.

Ronaldo isn't the first superstar to have the red mist descend and GMS were thinking about times when other high-profile stars were given an early bath thanks to a momentary lack of control.

Click the slideshow to see five of the most memorable...

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