Pavel Nedved has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo was insulted at Atletico Madrid.
The Portuguese star made his way out of Santiago Bernabeu last summer to move to Juventus.
Juventus director and former wide man Pavel Nedved has insisted that Portuguese Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was insulted at Atletico Madrid during the first leg of their Champions League clash. Los Rojiblancos were dominant in the first leg and won it by 2-0. However, a phenomenal display from Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick against Atletico, saw the Bianconeri overturn the deficit and win the second leg by 3-0 and advance to the next round.
However, one of the main talking points was the celebration from the Portuguese superstar after he scored his second goal mocking the “cojones” celebration by Atletico manager Diego Simeone from the first leg after his side won the match. Speculations are rife that UEFA might look to slap a ban on Ronaldo following his controversial celebration and Nedved has hit out at the La Liga side in this context.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, he said, “I don’t fear a ban. It’s a gesture that should remain on the field. The emotions expressed on the pitch should remain there.”
He added, “He was insulted a lot in Madrid and also by the fans that came to our home. I understand it, so let’s go forward without any bans. We deserved to go through. We earned two more games in the Champions League, two games in the quarter-finals. It was a beautiful thing for them and our fans.”
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