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The Mirror claim Cristiano Ronaldo could get banned after incident vs Girona

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Cristiano Ronaldo had another game to forget against Girona on Sunday.

Real Madrid slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Estadi Montilivi, with their Portuguese star once again unable to find the back of the net in La Liga.

In six league games, Ronaldo has only scored once, which is 11 less than rival Lionel Messi currently has.

It's surely only a matter of time before he rediscovers his goalscoring touch, but until such time, Zinedine Zidane will need the rest of his players to step up.

In his post-match press conference, Zidane refuted claims that his side played badly against Girona but did criticise them for losing concentration.

"We lost three points today, unexpectedly, but that does not change anything," said the Frenchman. "We know we can turn this around.

"We will have better days, and the other teams will drop points too over the season. We want to win La Liga, it is not our day today. There is still a very long way to go, so I am not worried.

"I do not agree that we played badly today. All the players made an effort. Then there were details, the rival's first goal came from a throw-in and we lost concentration and did not defend well.

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"The second goal, the same, with a rebound. We ran until the end. It was not a lack of effort."

Real next face Las Palmas in La Liga but there are suggestions they could be without Ronaldo due to an incident involving Pere Pons at a corner.

The Mirror and The Sun have both run a story claiming Ronaldo swiped Pons' face and could face punishment for it. Check it out in the video below.

RONALDO-PONS INCIDENT

We've seen worse. Ronaldo's hand certainly catches Pons in the face, but he doesn't do an awful lot wrong and doesn't deserve to be banned again.

He missed the first five games of the season after pushing the referee against Barcelona, but this incident wasn't nearly as bad.

It would just be Ronaldo's luck at the moment to be found guilty, though.

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