It’s fair to say Cristiano Ronaldo’s didn’t enjoy the greatest of returns to Madrid on Wednesday.
Ronaldo was, unsurprisingly, booed throughout the match as Atletico Madrid beat Juventus 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano.
And Ronaldo allowed his frustrations regarding the result and his sub-standard individual performance get the better of him.
During the match, he was seen holding five fingers up at the home fans during their constant booing of him.
Football fans believed that he was talking about the number of Champions League titles he had won, compared to Atleti’s zero.
And that theory was confirmed after the match.
As he walked past the mixed zone, he held up five fingers again and muttered: “I have five Champions Leagues, Atletico zero.”
It was childish, petty and Atleti had clearly got to him.
And now Atletico’s club’s president, Enrique Cerezo, has hit back at Ronaldo’s gesture.
Cerezo claimed that Ronaldo has only won three Champions Leagues because he didn’t deserve the two he won when Real Madrid faced Atleti in the final.
"Cristiano has not won five Champions Leagues, he has only won three. He didn’t deserve the two he won against us,” Cerezo said, per Sport.
And there’s logic in Cerezo’s thinking - even though he’s not strictly true.
In the 2013/14 final in Lisbon, Atleti had led through Diego Godin’s first-half goal before Sergio Ramos’ 93rd-minute equaliser.
Los Blancos went on to win 4-1 after extra-time with Ronaldo - who had played poorly - scoring a 120th-minute penalty to make it 4-1 as he ripped off his shirt in celebration.
Two years later, it was more heartbreak for Atleti - and more topless celebrations for Ronaldo.
This time, Ramos had given Real a first-half lead before Yannick Carrasco equalised for Atleti with 10 minutes remaining.
Extra-time wasn’t quite so eventful this time around and it was left for Madrid to win the final on penalties.
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