Ronaldo reminds Atletico of Champions League haul

Elena Summers
February 24, 2019

Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone, has been forced to explain his freakish X-rated celebration during his side's 2-0 crucial victory against Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.

Goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin secured the win for the host side.

In Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Madrid, it was his opponents that turned out to be triumphant.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was typically unruffled after his team were outplayed in their 2-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, saying "these things happen".

Atletico substitute Alvaro Morata had a goal ruled out against his former club, while German referee Felix Zwayer also reversed a first-half penalty decision for the Spanish club after consulting with the video assistant referee (VAR).

"I won five Champions Leagues and these guys zero", former Real Madrid star told reporters after the game.

Two of those five titles came from finals against Atletico.

"But this doesn't take away the great game we've played".

"He didn't deserve the two he won against us", Cerezo said, per Sport.

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has stayed in Turin to undergo tests on a heart problem that emerged on Tuesday and sees him miss Wednesday's Champions League round-of-16 clash at Atletico Madrid.

"We will try to grow and improve, but this is our style, or form and our way".

Atletico have never lost a knockout tie in eight years under Simeone after winning the first leg but the Argentine had a warning in his postmatch news conference. And with a 13-point lead over Napoli, the team can allow most of its focus to be on the Champions League. "He is confident with these kinds of matches", Allegri said.

Today the Juve shares dropped 11 per cent on the stock exchange and if the elimination is confirmed after the second leg in March, expect an even greater plummet. "It is useless to cry over it".

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