Ronaldo charged over Champions League goal celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by UEFA after his goal celebration in Juventus’ Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.

The Portugal international was seen gesturing towards fans – mimicking Diego Simeone from the first leg after which the Atletico manager was fined £17,000 for an “obscene” celebration.

It came after Ronaldo converted a late penalty for his hat-trick and a 3-0 victory which sent the Serie A side through on aggregate.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates in front of Atletico fans (Luca Bruno/AP)

“Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atletico de Madrid, played on March 12 in Italy,” said a UEFA statement.

“Charges against Juventus Football Club: Improper conduct of player Cristiano Ronaldo.”

The case will be by the UEFA control, ethics and disciplinary body on Thursday.

- Press Association

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