UEFA fines Ronaldo, Simeone over goal celebrations during CL tie

Europe’s football governing body, UEFA has fined Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone.

Ronaldo was fined £17,700 for his crotch-grabbing goal celebration in their win over Atletico in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The 34-year-old Portuguese grabbed his crotch while celebrating his side’s 3-0 home victory over Atletico.

It appeared he was mimicking Simeone, who also turned to fans and grabbed his crotch while celebrating his side’s 2-0 victory in the first leg.

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Ronaldo made the gesture after scoring a hat-trick as Juventus overturned a two-goal deficit to reach the quarterfinals with 3-2 aggregate win.

Simeone was fined £17,000 for the act while Ronaldo got £700 more.

After advancing, Serie A champions Juventus were drawn to play Dutch side Ajax in the quarter-finals in April

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