Diego Simeone celebrates Atlético Madrid goal with, ahem, passionate gesture
Simeone is always animated on the touchline
And he took that animation to another level on Wednesday night. After José María Gimenez put Atlético Madrid 1-0 up against Juventus.
The Argentine coach, who's inability to hide his passion to the touchline has previously landed him in hot water, appeared to show off his crotch to some people in the stands - presumably Juventus fans, or their board members.
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Atlético had already put the ball in the net before Gimenez's goal with a header from Álvaro Morata, but it was ruled out after the video assistant referee judged the striker to have fouled Giorgio Chiellini in the moment before he scored.
It was soft, very soft, but it did not matter, as Atlético's defenders stepped up to the mark to earn a 2-0 victory, keeping that all important clean sheet at home. The second goal came from their captain, Diego Godín, who executed a scissor kick from a tight angle, with the ball taking a slight deflection off Cristiano Ronaldo on the way in.
Ronaldo's return to Madrid did not go as he will have hoped, as the 34-year-old was kept quiet by Atléti's brilliantly marshalled defence.
Juve have left themselves a mountain to climb in the second leg - overcoming a two goal deficit against Atlético is no easy feat. But stranger things have happened.