Massimiliano Allegri backs Ronaldo to escape UEFA ban for 'cojones' goal celebration

Massimiliano Allegri backs Ronaldo to escape UEFA ban for 'cojones' goal celebration

- Massimiliano Allegri is Cristiano Ronaldo to escape UEFA ban for 'cojones' goal celebration during Atletico Madrid win

- Ronaldo was on top of his game during the encounter as his hat-trick ensured Juventus progress to the quarter-finals.

- UEFA fined Atletico boss Diego Simeone €20,000 for reacting in similar way rafter winning the first leg in Madrid

Massimiliano Allegri believes Europe’s football governing body, UEFA will not ban Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of next month’s UCL quarter-final clash against Ajax for ‘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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However, Allegri claims the continent’s football arbiters are unlikely to suspend Ronaldo for celebrating a goal, insisting there was nothing bizarre in the act.

"Absolutely not," he said.

"I think everyone celebrated their own way on the field and in the stands. I saw nothing strange, just a celebration. There won't be a ban,” Allegri explained.

Reacting further, the football tactician took time to applaud his squad members for the comeback against Atletico, stressing it was a tough contest.

"Right now the balance in the squad is good. We did something special on Tuesday and the team spirit is positive.

"The first leg wasn't a failure against Atletico, and we aren't in the final yet. We need to always take it one step at a time. We are well both physically and mentally.

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"I must compliment the guys for their calmness and lucidity they had when it was 1-0 and 2-0. The objective was to not concede a corner to Atletico. Even those who came on made a difference,” he noted, even as opened up in what Juve will expect from Ajax on matchdday.

"Ajax is a fast team with players of great quality, who are difficult to come up against.

"They will be different games in respect to Atletico. It's a mistake to think we are already in the semi-final," Allegri told reporters.

Earlier, reported that 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.

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. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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