​Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could face punishment from La Liga for his celebration of his side's late equaliser against Valencia on Sunday.


With Real trailing 1-0 in the 95th minute, Courtois went up for a corner, and it was his header which rebounded to Karim Benzema to save the day. However, the Belgian returned to his goal, cupped his hands over his ears and blew sarcastic kisses to the crowd to try and antagonise the Valencia fans.

As noted by ​Sport​Courtois' intentional efforts to frustrate the home supporters could land him in hot water if league executives decide they were not impressed by the goalkeeper's actions.


While there is no mention of what kind of punishment it could be, ​Real fans will certainly be hopeful that it would not involve any kind of ban - given Los Blancos are set to face ​Barcelona in a top-of-the-table clash on Wednesday.


However, speaking after the game (via ​Mundo Deportivo), Courtois did not seem concerned by his actions and instead just wanted to celebrate helping his side earn a hard-fought point against Valencia.


"I'm two metres tall and the opponents can get a little nervous if I jump," he said. "Toni [Kroos] hits the corner to the front post, I saw that the ball was at my height and I finished off well. The ball then went to Benzema and scored. It was a good point achieved here.


“It gives us a small high, because if you go to Camp Nou losing 1-0, it is worse. Achieving a point in the last minutes always leaves a good taste in your mouth."

Valencia CF v Real Madrid CF  - La Liga



"He decided to go up and this shows that we wanted more, that we never give up," Zidane said. "The equaliser is something that we put a lot of effort into.


"This is Real Madrid, a team that never gives up. They believed they could do it and they did. With everything we did, I think we deserved to score a goal that compensated with the effort of the team. Football is like this and you can't complain. You have to accept what football gives you."


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