The Rojiblancos put up a determined display against Juventus but the Atletico Madrid boss has got himself into trouble following his touchline antics.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has been charged with improper conduct. This comes after an obscene gesture made by the Argentine during his side’s Champions League win over Juventus. Following Atletico defender Jose Gimenez’s opening goal in the 2-0 win, El Cholo turned to his team’s fans and grabbed his crotch. Speaking after the game, Simeone insisted the action was to demonstrate his side showed “balls” for the way they saw off the Serie A leaders during the first leg of their last-16 tie.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italy, the 48-year-old explained, “It means we have balls, a lot of balls. To start (Diego) Costa and Koke after they hadn’t played for a month takes balls. I did it as a player at Lazio and 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’ll admit, but I felt the need to do it.”