January 20, 2021

UEFA sanctions Simeone with only 20,000 euros for his gesture to the stands – The Province

UEFA sanctions Simeone with only 20,000 euros for his gesture to the stands - The Province


The coach of Atlético de Madrid, Diego Pablo Simeone, will not miss next Tuesday's game in Turin against Juventus, corresponding to the return of the knockout stages of the Champions League, after being only economically sanctioned by the UEFA for his gesture after the 1-0 of the first leg.

The agency accused the Argentine technician of "improper conduct", he took his hands to the genital area and went euphoric towards the tier of the Metropolitan Wanda after the goal scored by José María Giménez, but finally did not impose any suspension in the form of a match and You will only have to pay a fine of 20,000 euros.

"To put Costa and put Koke, had to have eggs, I put them and went well," said Simeone after the game in relation to his gesture, which apologized later on several occasions. "I want to apologize once again for what I did on match day, to the people who were offended by the gesture the other day, which, clearly, it was a bad expression of what I felt for my players, and at no time to Juventus, "he said in the preview of Villarreal's visit.

On the other hand, Atlético de Madrid will also have to pay a fine of 38,000 euros for the throwing of objects during the match and for the blocking of the stadium scalars.

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