Published: Thu, March 21, 2019
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Ronaldo fined 20,000 euros by UEFA for mimicking Simeone celebration

Ronaldo fined 20,000 euros by UEFA for mimicking Simeone celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

There had been some suggestions beforehand that Ronaldo's punishment would be more severe as his celebration was directed at opposition fans, while Simeone's was aimed at his own side's supporters.

The 34-year-old is heavily criticised for his "cojones" goal celebration, following Juventus' 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid.

Juventus lost 0-2 to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League, marking the Spanish side's victory with odd celebrations.


Ronaldo was adjudged to have broken articles 11.2b and 11.2d and was charged for improper conduct.

Ronaldo will, therefore, be available for selection for Juventus in their Quarter final tie against Ajax Amsterdam next month.

The gesture appeared to be a response to Atletico Coach Diego Simeone, who had celebrated in similar fashion during his team's 2-0 win in the home leg.

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