Official : Ronaldo fined £20k for improper behavior by UEFA

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined by UEFA for his ‘improper gesture’ against Atletico Madrid but has escaped a Champions League ban.

UEFA OFFICIAL STATEMENT: 

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has today announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atlético de Madrid, played on 12 March in Italy

Charges against Juventus Football Club: Improper conduct of player Cristiano Ronaldo 

– Art. 11 (2) (b) and Art. 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The CEDB has decided to fine the Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo €20,000 for his improper conduct.

Ronaldo has been charged by UEFA last week after his provocative Simeone-like gesture following epic Juventus comeback, which has been defined as ‘improper conduct’.

As is confirmed by UEFA, the Portuguese star will escape a Champions League ban which means he is available for both Ajax clashes in Champions League quarter-finals.

The verdict comes as no surprise, given Atleti boss Diego Simeone was handed the same punishment for celebrating in such a manner.

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