Ronaldo taunts Diego Simeone with goal celebration after hat-trick against Atletico Madrid

Ronaldo taunts Diego Simeone with goal celebration after hat-trick against Atletico Madrid

- Cristiano Ronaldo controversially imitated Diego Simeone's 'cojones' goal celebration

- Ronaldo was the star of the show as Juventus staged a comeback against Atletico to reach the quarter-finals stage of the UCL

- UEFA fined Simeone £17,000 for performing the bizarre celebration in Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo was the cynosure of all eyes in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League round of 16 fixtures after he lead Juventus to an impressive comeback against Atletico Madrid with a 3-0 win.

The ex-Real Madrid's man gave his old rival's a test of their own medicine by imitating Atletico manager Diego Simeone's crotch-grabbing celebration after knocking the La Liga team out of the UCL.

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The 33-year-old netted three times as Juventus canceled out Atletico's 2-0 home win and also set a new record becoming the first player to score 125 European club competition goals.

The Portuguese forward was seen animatedly tiptoeing and gesturing at his crotch in a similar way the Atleti boss did after his side scored against Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano.

But Simeone waved-off questions bothering on Ronaldo copying his celebration moments after the match.

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"Ronaldo is the best in the world, he can put in these performances on big nights. He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character," Simeone told Sky Italia.

The five time Ballon d'Or winner insisted after the game that his display against Atletico showed why Juventus signed him last summer.

“It had to be a special night and it was, not just for the goals, but for the team and their incredible attitude," Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia..

"This is the mentality you need in the Champions League and we are on the right track.

“This is why Juve brought me in, to help on magic nights like this. Atleti are a really tough team to face, but we are strong too and proved we deserved to go through.

“It’s too early to talk about the final, let’s take it one step at a time," the Portuguese submitted.

The victory now sees Juventus join Manchester United, Manchester City, Ajax, Porto and Tottenham Hotspur to hit the quarter finals round.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Juventus sent Atletico Madrid packing from the Champions League with a 3-0 defeat on Tuesday, March 12.

The Bianconeri made their intentions known right from the fourth minute as Ronaldo contested for the ball with Jan Oblak which fell kindly to Giorgio Chiellini who earlier flicked a header.

The Italian defender slammed home the ball as fans at the Allianz Stadium in Turin went into wild celebrations.

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