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Cristiano Ronaldo SAVAGELY taunts Diego Simeone after devastating Juventus comeback

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Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit and send Juventus into the quarter-final draw.

Simeone had reacted with a provocative gesture in the first leg following Atletico’s second late goal at the Wanda Metropolitano.

UEFA fined the Argentine manager £17,000 for improper conduct, but that didn’t stop Ronaldo from firing back a response.

After he scored Juve’s crucial third goal from the penalty spot, the 34-year-old ran to the touchline and replicated Simeone’s gesture.

Atletico had five minutes plus stoppage time to find a winner, but failed to do so and were eliminated.

Simeone took Ronaldo’s taunt in good spirit, claiming it was a show of solidarity with the Bianconeri’s ecstatic supporters.

“I’m sure Cristiano made the gesture with the same intention I did, with his people,” Simeone said.

Juventus’ spectacular 3-2 comeback win comes amid news that:

– Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly fed up of Max Allegri’s negative tactics in recent Serie A matches

– Barcelona hero Lionel Messi was sent a warning by Lyon star Nabil Fekir ahead of tonight’s clash

– Rio Ferdinand made a bizarre Cristiano Ronaldo comparison after star’s hat-trick

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Cristiano Ronaldo took a dig Diego Simeone after scoring his third goal last night (Pic: GETTY)

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Diego Simeone Champions League Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone got a bit carried away when Atletico Madrid scored two late goals (Pic: OPTUS SPORT)

“He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character.

“Cristiano is one of the best in the world and it’s normal that he can appear as he appeared.”

Speaking after the game, Ronaldo insisted that the victory shows the team’s champions spirit.

“It was always going to be a special night and it was, not only for the goals, but for the team,” the former Manchester United star said.

“This is the mentality of champions, this is the journey to follow, we enjoyed a magical night.

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Cristiano Ronaldo silenced his doubters with a stunning Juventus hat-trick (Pic: GETTY)

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Diego Simeone Champions League Atletico Madrid

Ronaldo’s header was adjudged to have crossed the line despite Jan Oblak’s efforts (Pic: GETTY)

“Atletico were a difficult team, but we were strong too. We will see what will happen.”

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci paid tribute to the Juventus fans for their support on a memorable night in Turin.

“It’s a great night for the Juventus family, and we responded on the field,” he said.

“In the first leg, we were missing something, but today, we gave everything, and Allianz Stadium was our 12th man in an incredible night.”

The draw for the Champions League quarter-final takes place on Friday in Lyon.

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