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UEFA Charges Cristiano Ronaldo For X-rated Goal Celebration


UEFA have charged Cristiano Ronaldo for his X-rated Goal celebration in Juventus’ Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.

Ronaldo scored a stunning Hat-trick as Juventus overcame a first leg deficit to beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 in Turin.

The Portugal international had been frustrated by a defiant Atleti in the previous match but rose to the fore to fire his side through.

Upon celebrating his third goal, Ronaldo gestured towards his crotch in a clear dig at Diego Simeone.

Atletico boss Simeone had done the same gesture in the first leg and was fined £18,000.

UEFA have now given Ronaldo similar charge, with reports that he is unlikely to be banned due to the fact the Argentine was only given a fine.

Ronaldo’s case will be heard on March 21.

A statement from UEFA read:

“Following a disciplinary investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, in accordance with the Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atléticode Madrid, played on 12 March in Italy.”

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