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Ronaldo sets the record straight on hand gesture

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Cristiano Ronaldo set the record straight on his hand gesture towards fans after the Atletico Madrid game in the Champions League this week.

After doing something that he rarely does, miss a chance on goal during the 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo turned to the Madrid fans and made a hand gesture.

In the closing seconds of the midweek Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo went on a mesmerising solo run, only to fall short with the finished product.

Not something CR7 is used to doing. However more has been made of his gesture to the Madrid fans following the effort than anything else.

Atletico fans say he was mocking them, and this has annoyed the former Real Madrid man.

Ronaldo is not cared for too much on the Atletico side of Madrid.

He has been the architect of their demise having represented cross-town derby rivals Real.

After the game, he said the gesture meant: “Learn, you have to learn.”

There is still much talk of his antagonising of the opponent’s fans.

Having scored the winning goal in Juventus’s win over Hellas Verona in Serie A, he was asked again about this gesture from mid-week.

He told Sky Sports Italia:

“People like to talk too much. That’s all. People are stupid and talk too much.”

It was apparent CR7 wanted to focus on today’s win and his winning goal.

He added:

“The important thing is that the team won.”

“We were tired after the Champions League, which is only natural after the traveling, the intense match in Madrid, but we were able to get it done.”

While he disagreed with a penalty claim denied, he was still happy.

He concluded:

“The referee didn’t give the penalty, it doesn’t matter, I thought it was a penalty.”

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MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 18: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus reacts after missing a chance during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano on September 18, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)