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Cristiano Ronaldo Reminds The Atlético Madrid Press Of His Five Champions League Wins

Cristiano Ronaldo Reminds The Atlético Madrid Press Of His Five Champions League Wins

Cristiano Ronaldo fired back at the Atlético Madrid press after Juventus' 2-0 loss in the Champions League on Wednesday.

During the match, the Spanish club's supporters didn't hold back in their abuse for the former Real Madrid star, who was quick to remind them how many Champions League titles he had won across his illustrious career.

Following on from the match, the Atlético media approached the 34-year-old Portuguese footballer and, unsurprisingly, he was not having any of that either.

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Ronaldo, who completed his move to Juventus from Los Blancos last summer, once again raised his hand to show how many trophies he had won in the competition and reminded Los Rojiblancos of how many they have to their name, too.

"I have five Champions Leagues and Atlético zero," he said.

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José Giménez opened the scoring for Atlético in the second half, with Diego Godín doubling their lead and sealing a memorable win in the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano.

While Ronaldo was quick to fire off his message to Atlético fans and the media, Los Rojiblancos manager Diego Simeone reminded everyone that his team have cojones with his celebration.

After the match, however, the Atlético boss apologised for any offence that he might have caused, saying that the celebration came "from the heart."

"It's not a nice gesture, I admit, but I felt the need to do it," he explained (via BBC Sport).

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Credit: PA
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"I did it as a player at Lazio and I did it again to show our fans that we have cojones. I can only apologise if anyone was offended.

"It wasn't aimed at the other team, I was turning towards our own supporters.

"There are many things that can be won in football, but what will always remain are the memories of playing in a competitive team and that is the most healthy and beautiful thing that can happen to an athlete."

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The second leg will be played at the Allianz Stadium on 12th March.

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Will Juventus be able to make a comeback against Atlético?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA/GOL

Topics: Los Blancos, Football News, Diego Godin, Football, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Diego Simeone

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]