Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is facing disciplinary action for his celebration after one of the three goals he scored in last week ’ s 3 – 0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League .
UEFA said on Monday in Zurich that the Portuguese would face a hearing on Thursday for “ improper conduct ” during the last – 16 second leg match , where Juventus completed a 3 – 2 aggregate win.
Ronaldo made a similar gesture to Atletico coach Diego Simeone , who celebrated his team ’ s opening goal in the first leg by turning to the crowd and putting his hands on his trousers.
Simeone was fined 20 , 000 euros ( 17 , 124 pounds) for the incident but escaped a touchline ban for the return match .
Juventus face Ajax Amsterdam in their quarter – final of the Champions League .
( Reuters / NAN)