Coach Atletico Diego Simeone may soon be punished by the disciplinary Committee of UEFA
The Argentine could miss the match against Juventus from celebrating goals.
The main Atletico coach Diego Simeone is in danger of being disqualified in the Champions League, reports the publication Gazzetta dello Sport.
May UEFA open disciplinary case against the Argentine specialist for celebrating a goal in the match against Juventus (2:0) last Wednesday. The coach argued that his gesture came from the heart, but many thought it was a protest against VAR.
Thus, the 48-year-old could miss the return match with Juventus.
Match Juventus – Atletico Madrid will take place in Turin on March 12.
Recall that Diego Simeone described his gesture while celebrating a goal
The main Atletico coach Diego Simeone said that his controversial gesture after scoring a goal in the first match of 1/8 finals of the Champions League against Juventus was meant for his fans.
“I did it to show our fans that we have eggs. It was not a gesture to the opponent, with this gesture, I turned to our fans.
I admit that this gesture cannot be called good, but I felt I had to do it. It was a very difficult match. I had to show what I feel. I can only apologize if offended anyone. It was from the heart,” said the Atletico coach.
Note that Juventus who set themselves the highest goals in the Champions League, in the first match with Atletico is seriously complicated their task of reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament. The first half of the match was when a fairly equal game. The most real possibilities to open the account had Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann after an excellent performance penalty, but the goalkeeper coped with their attacks.
The main events of the meeting of the Madrid and Turin clubs turned around in the second half of the match. Atletico Madrid immediately seized the initiative and created two excellent chances as Diego Costa ran almost one on one, but struck wide, and Griezmann tried to LOB Wojciech szczesny, the goalkeeper sent the ball into the crossbar, and then Giorgio Chiellini took the risk.
Atletico still managed to get a goal from substitute Alvaro Morata slotted home a cross from the flank, but the referee, using VAR, canceled a goal after seeing a push from the assailant during the struggle for the ball. However, as it turned out, even the replay didn’t save Juventus from defeat. In the 79th minute Jose Maria Gimenez after taking a corner the fastest reflexes in the penalty area, playing on the rebound. Five minutes later after a free kick, Diego Godin shot from a sharp angle doubled the advantage for his team.
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