Real Madrid trio Zinedine Zidane, Walter
Samuel and Michel Salgado will miss next weekend's Primera Liga match
against Real Sociedad after the Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF)
disciplinary committee rejected Real's attempts to have their
Zidane, the former World Player of the Year, was shown a straight red
card in the final minute of Saturday's 2-1 win over Villarreal after a
scuffle with visiting defender Quique Alvarez who was also sent off.
Argentine defender Samuel was dismissed for committing two bookable
offences, while full-back Salgado, who scored the winning goal, picked
up his fifth yellow card.
Real did succeed in having England midfielder David Beckham's yellow
card overturned, although he was not due to be suspended.
Second-placed Real trail leaders Barcelona by six points with five games
left to play.