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Ronaldo mocks Atletico after Juventus defeat

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Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Juventus FC at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on February 20, 2019. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP)

A wound-up Cristiano Ronaldo continued to taunt Atletico Madrid fans after Juventus’ 2-0 defeat, holding up five fingers in the media zone for each of his Champions League titles.

Having been singled out by the Spanish supporters on Wednesday night, the Portuguese responded to taunts by repeatedly performing the gesture, a clear reference to his incredible success in the competition.

And evidently the 34-year-old was still seething after the game as he marched through the Wanda Metropolitano media zone with a scowl on his face.

He refused to speak directly to any journalists but again held up the five-finger gesture and declared: ‘I won five Champions Leagues and these guys none.’

Ronaldo made a zero with his hand as if to drive home the point as he sped away clutching his luxury wash bag under his arm.

The Portuguese forward was jeered throughout the match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

As a former Real Madrid legend, he attracted plenty of ire from the home support and it seemed to get under his skin.

He fixed those mocking him in the stands with a glare and held the five fingers towards them, shaking his hand in a wave to ridicule the naysayers.

His response was unequivocal and impossible to argue with having won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid and once with Manchester United.

But it will take a special effort to add number six to the list this season.

Juventus will need to produce a remarkable turnaround in the second leg to reverse the two goal deficit.

Late goals from Uruguayan defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin mean Diego Simeone’s side will be heavy favourites to progress.

Juventus boss Massimilano Allegri still holds out hope that his men will be able to turn it around.


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