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Ronaldo taunts Atleti after Juve loss (video)

Spain Soccer Champions League

German referee Felix Zwayer, right, shows the yellow card to Atletico midfielder Thomas Partey, left, as Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo look on during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)


Forgive Cristiano Ronaldo for this bit of poor sportsmanship, the fella just doesn’t lose that often.

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The mega watt talent and ego saw his Juventus side go down 2-0 after its UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, and made sure his longtime Spanish rivals knew the big picture score line.

Ronaldo, you see, has five UEFA Champions League titles in his career, while Atleti has never won one and twice lost to his Real in the UCL final.

So even though the second goal took a turn off CR7 en route to the net, the player was sure to set the vibe for the second leg in Turin on March 12.

He says, “I have five Champions League titles. Atleti, zero.”

Ronaldo also knows that these gestures will be replayed on loop in Spain and Italy, and his spectre has haunted Atleti in the past.

What it lacks in class, it makes up for in guile.

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