Real Madrid ace Rodrygo suspended for Barcelona El Clasico after celebration

Real Madrid loanee Rodrygo went from hero to zero after scoring a superb solo goal but then inexplicably getting himself sent off for celebrating in goalkeeper's face.

Real's plan was to boost the Brazilian winger's playing time by turning out for reserve side Castilla in the third tier of Spanish soccer ahead of next weekend's huge El Clasico with Barcelona.

With his side a goal to the good and closing in on victory, Rodrygo scored the second goal late in the game with a mazy run followed by an audacious chip over goalkeeper Xabi Irureta.

The stopper took exception to something the attacker had done and proceeded to shout at him after the ball had nestled in the net.

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In the heat of the moment Los Blancos' £38m man charged back to Irureta and mocked him by cheekily waving his arms above his head in celebration.

Unfortunately for Real, the referee stuck to the letter of the law and Rogrygo was shown his second yellow card of the game and was subsequently sent off.

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Speaking after the 2-0 defeat, Irureta said Rodrygo reacted badly after he complained that Castilla should have stopped play after a player was hurt in the build-up to the goal.

"The move started with an unintentional elbow [on a San Sebastián de los Reyes player]," the former Eibar keeper told Spanish radio station Cadena SER. "We'd all seen it, and [I asked him] why he had played on instead of putting the ball out.

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"He reacted a bit… like a brat, I'd say. He has a lot to learn about respect. I wasn't at all disagreeable with him about it, and he started acting like that."

Rodrygo will now play no part whatsoever when La Liga leaders and defending champions Barcelona arrive at the Bernabeu on Sunday (8pm).

The former Santos star's suspension adds to Real's shortage in attack after Eden Hazard fractured his ankle in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Levante.

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