Douglas Costa couldn't hold back in giving Diego Simeone a taste of his own medicine after Cristiano Ronaldo completed his hat-trick against Atlético Madrid on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Brazilian winger watched the match from the Juventus Stadium's stands, as Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri ruled him out of the second-leg clash due to an injury that he had picked up in training.
However, it didn't stop Costa from losing his mind like his other teammates and Old Lady fans when the former Real Madrid and Manchester United ace secured their place in the Champions League's last eight.
The former Bayern Munich and Shakhtar Donetsk star decided to send the Atlético boss a 'special message,' using the 48-year-old Argentine manager's 'cojones' celebration against him.
Check it out below.
The Juventus bench going MAD after Cristiano's 3rd goal, and Douglas Costa with a special message for Simeone. What a legend @douglascosta! pic.twitter.com/zAiVjC7tXz
- Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) 13 March 2019
Just desserts, right? Well, Costa would probably think so!
Simeone came under heavy criticism for using the celebration in the first leg of Atlético and Juventus' match at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Los Rojiblancos boss, who used the celebration during his time as a Lazio player, had a brilliant explanation for its meaning.
"It means we have balls, a lot of balls," he said.
"I did it as a player in Lazio against Bologna and I did it again to show our fans that we have cojones.
"It wasn't aimed at the other team, I was turning towards our own supporters. It's not a nice gesture, I admit, but I felt the need to do it."
Costa was not the only one to use Simeone's cojones celebration, as the hat-trick hero himself took a swipe at him with it.
Of course, Simeone responded to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's performance with the highest of praises, understanding why he would do the celebration in Juventus' second-leg 3-0 victory.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in the world, he can put in these performances on big nights," he said.
"He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character."
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Featured Image Credit: Tarek Khatib
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