Ronaldo escapes ban for 'cojones' gesture
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Cristiano Ronaldo is free to play in the Champions League quarterfinals after avoiding a suspension for his controversial celebration against Atletico Madrid.

Ronaldo was instead fined €20,000 by UEFA for improper conduct.

The 34-year-old mimicked Diego Simeone's crotch-grabbing gesture during Juventus' 3-0 win over Atletico in the second leg of their last-16 tie.

Simeone was fined the same amount for a similar gesture during Atletico's 2-0 victory in the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Ronaldo scored all three goals to lead Juve's comeback on aggregate and keep alive their dream of winning the Champions League for the first time since 1996.

Ronaldo escapes ban for 'cojones' gesture
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