Atletico Madrid`s head coach Diego Simeone said he regretted the way he celebrated his team`s first goal against Juventus in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. While addressing a press conference, Simeone said, "Before starting, you know I never search for excuses. I want to apologise once again, like I did after the game to the people who were offended." The first goal was netted by Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez in the match that Atletico Madrid won 2-0 against the Italian side. Atletico`s Argentine coach Simeone reacted to the goal by making an obscene gesture. He grabbed his crotch. "It was obviously an expression, a bad expression, of what I felt for my players. I say this in order to close the subject before you ask me what I think about it," Simeone added. Watch the video: “VAR deez nuts” -diego simeone pic.twitter.com/cQnQE3wOCh — justin block (has flipped) (@JBlock49) February 20, 2019 × Atletico, meanwhile, was unable to hoist the title of Europe`s elite club tournament, despite reaching the final three times, including twice under Simeone. Atletico lost in the 2013/2014 and 2015/2016 Champions League finals against Madrid, which was led then by Ronaldo.