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Ancelotti suspended for final two league matches

Carletto had some less than kind words for referee Clos Gomez during Real Madrid's draw against Valencia.

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Carlo Ancelotti has been suspended for the final two La Liga matches. He'll sit in the stands after being reported for "sarcastically applauding Clos Gomez and telling him his performance was not good enough."

The usually-stoic Ancelotti didn't talk about Gomez or his performance after the match in his presser. It's likely either Fernando Hierro or Paul Clement will act as in-game managers during Carlo's suspension, both of whom are his top assistants.

With the La Liga title out of Real's control, this is hardly a blow to Madrid, as Ancelotti will likely be heavily involved in the team's lineup and tactics ahead of the matches against Espanyol and Getafe. Critics and fans have griped in the past that Ancelotti's almost too calm and collected on the sideline. The suspension obviously does not effect Ancelotti's status for the match against Juventus, or any possible subsequent Champions League matches this season.

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