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Juventus confirm Ronaldo thigh injury

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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a minor thigh injury while on international duty but should not be at risk of missing next month's Champions League quarter-final meeting with Ajax.

The 34-year-old was withdrawn hurt after 30 minutes of Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifying match against Serbia on Monday, which ended as a 1-1 draw.

A statement from Juve on Tuesday said: "Cristiano Ronaldo underwent tests in Portugal that revealed a minor injury to his right thigh flexors.

"He will be monitored and subjected to further tests to establish when he can return to competitive action."

The Bianconeri face Empoli when the Serie A season resumes on Saturday, with games against Cagliari and AC Milan taking place in early April before a trip to Amsterdam to face Ajax beckons on April 10.

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Ronaldo hit with Uefa charge over celebration

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 Euros (£17,700) by UEFA after his goal celebration in Juventus' Champions League win over Atletico Madrid, the governing body has announced.

During the match on March 12, the Portugal international was seen gesturing towards fans - mimicking Diego Simeone from the first leg after which the Atletico manager was fined £17,000 for an "obscene" celebration.

It came after Ronaldo had converted a late penalty for his hat-trick and a 3-0 victory which sent the Serie A side through on aggregate to the quarter-finals.

Ronaldo escaped suspension as UEFA announced the decision of its control, ethics and disciplinary body in a short statement on Thursday afternoon.

The forward was facing an improper conduct charge under Art. 11 (2) (b) and Art. 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA disciplinary regulations.

The UEFA statement read: "The CEDB has decided to fine the Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo 20,000 Euros for his improper conduct."

Ronaldo will now be clear to play in next month's quarter-final tie against Dutch club Ajax.

Ronaldo charged over goal celebration by Uefa

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by UEFA after his goal celebration in Juventus' Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.

The Portugal international was seen gesturing towards fans - mimicking Diego Simeone from the first leg after which the Atletico manager was fined £17,000 for an "obscene" celebration.

It came after Ronaldo converted a late penalty for his hat-trick and a 3-0 victory which sent the Serie A side through on aggregate.

"Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atletico de Madrid, played on March 12 in Italy," said a UEFA statement.

"Charges against Juventus Football Club: Improper conduct of player Cristiano Ronaldo."

The case will be by the UEFA control, ethics and disciplinary body on Thursday.

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