Real Madrid star defender Dani Carvajal has been charged by UEFA for getting booked on purpose during their 6-0 win at Apoel Nicosia in Champions League Group H on Tuesday to clear his disciplinary slate clean for the knockout stage.

The Spanish right-back was shown a yellow card by the referee in the 90th minute for taking unnecessary time during a throw-in, his third booking of the group stage make him banned for the final group game at home to Borussia Dortmund on Dec. 6.

The yellow card meant holders Madrid, already guaranteed to end second behind Tottenham Hotspur and progress to the last 16, would have Carvajal available for the knockout rounds of the competition without any yellow cards hanging over him.

UEFA’s Control, Ethics, and Disciplinary body will deal with the case on Dec. 7 and could suspend Spaniard Carvajal for an additional couple of matches.

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