A wound-up Cristiano Ronaldo continued to taunt Atletico Madrid fans after Juventus’ 2-0 defeat, holding up five fingers in the media zone for each of his Champions League titles.
Having been singled out by the Spanish supporters on Wednesday night, the Portuguese responded to taunts by repeatedly performing the gesture, a clear reference to his incredible success in the competition.
And evidently the 34-year-old was still seething after the game as he marched through the Wanda Metropolitano media zone with a scowl on his face.He again held up the five-finger gesture and declared: “I won five Champions Leagues and these guys none.”
Ronaldo made a zero with his hand as if to drive home the point as he sped away clutching his luxury wash bag under his arm.
As a former Real Madrid legend, he attracted plenty of ire from the home support and it seemed to get under his skin.
He fixed those mocking him in the stands with a glare and held the five fingers towards them, shaking his hand in a wave to ridicule the naysayers.
His response was unequivocal and impossible to argue with having won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid and once with Manchester United.
Juventus will need to produce a remarkable turnaround in the second leg to reverse the two goal deficit.
Late goals from Uruguayan defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin mean Diego Simeone’s side will be heavy favourites to progress.
“We were not dead after the 3-0 home defeat against Madrid last season and we are not dead now,” Allegri told UEFA.com.
“We have to forget this defeat quickly and try to play better in Turin because against a team like Atletico you miss a pass and you are in trouble”.
“We know it will be difficult in Turin, I’m sure we will have to suffer a lot. I don’t see any other way to do it,”he said.
Despite a disappointing night for Ronaldo, his partner Georgina Rodriguez and young children were at home supporting.
Rodriguez posted a picture of the two toddlers up close to the screen looking at their father on the pitch.