UEFA Probe Cristiano Ronaldo For "Improper" Goal Celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo made the controversial move in the victory of Juventus 3-0 on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last Tuesday.

UEFA opened an investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo's goals on Monday after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus' UEFA Champions League win over Atlético de Madrid last week. European football's governing body said Ronaldo faced charges of "misconduct" after imitating Diego Simeone's crotch move in Juventus' 3-0 triumph last Tuesday. After scoring the decisive penalty four minutes from the end, Ronaldo went to the Atletico fans and took the action of Simeone again after the 2-0 victory of the Spaniards by grabbing their genitals. pushing his groin

UEFA will make a decision on March 21.

Juventus will face the Dutch club Ajax in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, two rounds, on April 10 in Amsterdam and on April 16 in Turin.

Coach Massimiliano Allegri said he was confident Ronaldo would not be fined or suspended.

"I think everyone has celebrated their own path in the field and in the stands, I have not seen anything strange, just a celebration, there will be no prohibition," said Allegri.

Simeone has been fined 20,000 euros (22,000 USD) by UEFA for his action at the end of the win in the first leg of Atletico. "He will have seen how I did it in Metropolitan Wanda and, like me, I was trying to show his character," said the Argentine coach.

The five-time winner of the Champions League, Ronaldo is the top scorer in European competition with 124 goals in 160 games. Fans of Juventus and Ronaldo hope the Portuguese superstar can play a role when Juventus face Ajax with two legs in April.

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