- Cristiano Ronaldo has avoided being sanctioned by UEFA following his celebration against Atletico Madrid
- The 34-year-old scored three goals in to help Old Lady reach quarterfinal of this season's Champions League
Ronaldo has however been slammed with a fine of €20,000 by the European body
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not be serving match ban according to UEFA following his provocatory celebration against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League triumph in March.
The 34-year-old scored hat-trick to inspire his side to 3-0 win over the La Liga side earlier this month despite losing the reverse fixture 2-0 in February.
Ronaldo imitated Diego Simeone's extreme jubilation in Turin when it was certain they had booked a place in the last eight stage.
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The former Real Madrid star will however pay a fine of €20,000 - same punishment given Atletico boss for similar celebration.
Italian news outlet, Calciomercato, however reports that the decision has been made official by UEFA with the following statement:
"Following a disciplinary investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, in accordance with the Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atlético de Madrid, played on 12 March in Italy.
Ronaldo was charged with "Improper conduct of player Cristiano Ronaldo – Art. 11 (2) (b) and Art. 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.
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"The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its next meeting on 21 March."
This means that Juventus will have their talisman when they battle Ajax next month as they hope to win the European title this campaign.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Massimiliano Allegri believes Cristiano Ronaldo will avoid UEFA ban ahead of next month’s UCL quarter-final clash against Ajax.
The 34-year-old is heavily criticised for his ‘cojones’ goal celebration, following Juventus' 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid.
The Portuguese star, who was on top of his game netted three times, cancelling out Atletico's 2-0 advantage from the first-leg, to ensure Juventus progress to the quarter-finals.
Interestingly, Ronaldo celebrated one of his goals in similar way Diego Simeone reacted after winning the first leg, but was later slammed €20,000 as fine by UEFA.
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