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Cristiano Ronaldo fined for celebration in Juventus Champions League win

Cristiano Ronaldo fined for celebration in Juventus Champions League win

The 34-year-old forward, who had just joined Juventus in the summer of 2018 in a €100m transfer after nine seasons at the Spanish League club, stayed in Turin last August to train while Juve took part in the 2018 US tournament.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, rejoined his Portugal team-mates this week ahead of Euro 2020 qualifying, as they begin their title defense, following a nine-month absence from the national team.

Bale joined Real in 2013 after playing a starring role for Tottenham in the Premier League.

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Ronaldo very much remained the key man at the Bernabau after the Welshman's arrival, but that didn't put an end to reports of a rift. "The players tried, created situations, but we were not able to score. An incredible player and he is still going now", he stressed, even as he was quick to recall his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in a world-record fee back in 2013.

Bale himself has been heavily linked to the Madrid exit door this summer, and he has also revealed his love for his former side. Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, said this at the time: "They are completely different people".

"I appreciated everything Tottenham had done for me but I think they did understand at the time that when such a big club like Real Madrid comes calling, it is hard to turn them down".

Ronaldo was included in coach Fernando Santos' team Friday for upcoming matches against Ukraine and Serbia, its first qualifiers for the European Championship.