Cristiano Ronaldo mimics Diego Simeone with gesture as Juventus beat Atletico
Death. Taxes. Cristiano Ronaldo scoring lots of goals in the Champions League knock-out stages.
A week on from watching his former teammates at Real Madrid crash out to Ajax, Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Juventus to a miraculous turnaround in their Champions League last 16 tie against Atletico Madrid.
Trailing 2-0 from the first leg in the Spanish capital, Ronaldo scored all three Juve goals in Turin on Tuesday night, enough for the Italian champions to progress with a 3-2 aggregate victory.
The ultimate big-game player 🙌https://t.co/wCmv5ohnaJ
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) March 12, 2019
Understandably, most camera lenses present at the stadium were trained on the 34-year-old in the seconds after full-time, capturing his reaction to the victory.
As they did, some of those watching at home seemed to think he'd used the opportunity to mock Atleti boss Diego Simeone for his reaction to one of his side's goals in the first leg.
Footage of the Argentine grabbing his crotch in celebration was widely circulated in the days after the game at the Wanda Metropolitano last month - a gesture some felt Ronaldo was poking fun of in the footage below.
Ronaldo having a go at Simeone LOOOLhttps://t.co/RYBdsfhcYJ
— Sameh (@BigCasi14) March 12, 2019