Ronaldo Fined For Improper Goal Celebration

Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been fined €20,000 by UEFA for his celebration during Juventus’ win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16, Sky Sports reports.

 

The five-time FIFA Best Player had been charged with improper conduct on Monday.

Ronaldo scored all three goals, as Juventus overturned a 2-0 first leg deficit against Atletico Madrid to progress 3-2 on aggregate.

The 34-year-old followed one of his goals by emulating Atletico manager Diego Simeone’s ‘crotch-grabbing’ celebration from the first leg, for which the latter was given a £17,000 fine.

Simeone said his gesture showed he had the courage to make tough selection decisions but apologised two days later.

With the punishment limited to a fine, he will be available for the first leg of Juventus’ quarter-final against Ajax on April 10.

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