Douglas Costa directed his celebrations towards Diego Simeone (Instagram/Getty Images)Douglas Costa was caught mocking Diego Simeone in the stands after Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick for Juventus dumped Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League.
Ronaldo delivered another sublime performance to rescue Juve in Turin as he scored three times to secure a 3-0 victory over Atletico, who had beaten the Italian champions 2-0 in the first leg in Spain.
But Ronaldo faces punishment from UEFA as he copied Simeone’s ‘cojones’ celebration after the full-time whistle and directed it towards Atletico’s fans.
Simeone defended Ronaldo’s actions after the match, claiming that the 34-year-old was directing his celebrations towards Juve’s supporters.
But Simeone’s celebration in the first leg appears to be a running joke in the Juve dressing room as Costa also copied the Argentine’s controversial gesture while he was celebrating in the stands after Ronaldo scored a penalty to complete his hat-trick.
Douglas con estrema sobrietà peggio di Ronaldo ✈️🎻 (credit https://t.co/lKiwcMXUFY ) pic.twitter.com/kXbYpZrFU3
— Con (@vecotwo) March 13, 2019
Costa’s Juve teammates Andrea Barzagli, Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro were also seen laughing as the Brazilian appeared to direct the gesture towards Atletico’s bench where Simeone would have been standing.
Costa was forced to watch the game from the stands after suffering an injury in training. Cuadrado also missed the game through injury, while Alex Sandro was suspended.
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