Italian Serie A giants, Juventus were finally able to breathe the air of freedom after UEFA did not sanction the ban on playing for their mega stars, Cristiano Ronaldo.
In this case, UEFA only issued a penalty sentence to Ronaldo for being considered inappropriate. The celebration of this controversy was present when Juventus faced Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League last 16.
Successfully win over Atletico Madrid with three goals without reply, Ronaldo also showed his expression by imitating the celebration of a pubic holding ala Diego Simeone as he did in the first leg yesterday, precisely when Atletico beat Juve 2-0 at Wanda Metropolitano.
Simeone actually issued an apology after celebrating it. No different from Ronaldo, he was also fined by UEFA. Ronaldo’s sanctions were not different from Simeone as the European football federation did not see other elements that provoked opponents.
“Indecent behavior of Cristiano Ronaldo players – Art. 11 (2) (b) and Art. 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA Discipline Regulations The UEFA Control, Ethics and Discipline Agency will handle this case at the next meeting on March 21, 2019. “UEFA wrote in their official account.
On Thursday, March 21, 2019 local time. UEFA finally issued a ruling which did not give Ronaldo a penalty for prohibiting playing, and only imposed a fine of 20,000 Euros.
“CEDB has decided to fine Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo for 20,000 Euros (£ 17,700) because of his bad behavior.”
Responding to this chaos, several responses came from Ronaldo’s teammate such as Federico Bernardeschi who considered it inappropriate for UEFA to issue a ban on playing to Ronaldo. The colleague saw that the celebration seemed mediocre.
“I think there is nothing more to add. That is something that doesn’t need to be noticed, but [punishment] will feel crazy. I think it will end, it’s just a celebration, a movement. I always see it calm and relaxed, and so do we. I’m sure everything will be fine, “concluded Bernardeschi.
With this certainty, Ronaldo will certainly play against Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League quarter-finals. The first leg schedule will be held in Amsterdam on April 17, 2019. The names of Juventus, Barcelona, Manchester City and Liverpool are included in the strong candidates of the Champions League champions this season.