Cristiano Ronaldo could be banned for Champions League quarter-finals

Cristiano Ronaldo could be banned for Champions League quarter-final against Ajax after UEFA charge him with improper conduct for ‘cojones’ celebration during Atletico Madrid win

Cristiano Ronaldo is in danger of missing Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final tie with Ajax after UEFA charged him for his ‘cojones’ celebration.

The Portugal star imitated Diego Simeone’s gesture from the first leg of Juve’s last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid after scoring a hat-trick to knock out the Spanish club in the return fixture last week.

UEFA have now acted and charged Ronaldo with improper conduct, which could result in a ban for the former Real Madrid man.

Cristiano Ronaldo controversially imitated Diego Simeone’s ‘cojones’ celebration

In a statement, UEFA said: ‘Following a disciplinary investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, in accordance with the Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atletico de Madrid, played on 12 March in Italy.’ 

More to follow.