Dani Carvajal (left) of Real Madrid vies for the ball against Stathis Aloneftis of APOEL in Nicosia, Cyprus on Tuesday. Photo: Katia Christodoulou/EPA

MADRID – Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been charged by Uefa for getting booked on purpose during their 6-0 win at Apoel Nicosia in their Champions League Group H encounter on Tuesday, which ensured that his disciplinary slate would be wiped clean for the knockout stage.

The right back was shown a yellow card in the 90th minute for time-wasting when taking a throw in, his third booking of the group stage, which means he is banned for the final group game at home to Borussia Dortmund on December 6.

The yellow card meant holders Madrid, already guaranteed to finish 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 December 7, and could suspend Spaniard Carvajal for an additional two matches.