Diego Simeone faces possible Champions League touchline ban

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone faces a potential touchline ban for his side’s Champions League tie at Juventus, according to reports.

The Argentine celebrated his side taking the lead against the Bianconeri on Wednesday night in controversial fashion as he grobbed his crotch in the dugout.

Gazzetta dello Sport claims UEFA could open disciplinary proceedings based on reports written by referee Felix Zwayer and the match delegate.

However, Simeone has apologised for the gesture and claims it ‘came from the heart’ while UEFA could view the situation in a lenient manner, believing it was only an exaggerated celebration.

The second leg will be played on March 12, with Los Rojiblancos leading 2-0 on aggregate thanks to first leg goals from Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin.

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