After scoring for Juventus to e book their Champions League quarter-final spot, the Portuguese hat-trick hero mimicked the Atletico Madrid supervisor
Diego Simeone insisted he has no drawback with Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘cojones’ gesture, which gave the impression to be aimed by the Juventus striker in the direction of the Atletico Madrid supervisor.
For the 52nd time in his profession and the fourth towards Atleti, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to finish the Spanish aspect’s hopes of profitable the Champions League on residence soil.
Atletico led 2-Zero from the primary leg of their final 16 conflict, however Ronaldo’s threesome in Turin – culminating with an 86th minute penalty – earned Juve a 3-2 combination success.
Simeone stole headlines together with his celebration on the Wanda Metropolitano three weeks in the past, and he was mimicked by the Portuguese famous person on the Allianz Stadium after his conversion from 12 yards.
However a downbeat Simeone, talking post-match, had no grudge to bear in the direction of the ex-Actual Madrid man.
“ Cristiano Ronaldo is the perfect on the planet, he can put in these performances on large nights,” stated the Argentine.
“He could have seen how I did it on the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was attempting to indicate his character.”
Simeone’s aspect had been deserving first-leg winners and took a commanding result in Italy.
However they didn’t handle a single shot heading in the right direction, and Simeone admitted his aspect had merely been crushed by the higher aspect.
“Juventus performed higher. There was the possibility with Alvaro Morata’s header, however not a lot else. Juve frequently pushed ahead and entered into our penalty space, so we needed to defend.
“I’ve to congratulate Juve, as a result of they attacked very effectively. They did higher and deserved the victory. It’s true, we made errors too, however they did higher tactically and on the second balls.
In the long run Juve merely had an excessive amount of for his or her guests
“Juventus performed in the same option to what we did within the first leg. We struggled they usually deservedly undergo to the quarter-finals.
“I don’t suppose it was our worst efficiency, nor did I see an absence of character. They merely performed higher and we now have to congratulate them.
“I feel Juve’s biggest energy is their urgent functionality. Even once we did escape their urgent, we weren’t adequate on the second balls.
“I wish to be clear, we didn’t exit as a result of we performed badly, however as a result of Juventus performed effectively. When that occurs, you simply need to tip your hat to the opposition.”