RONALDO STUNS FOOTBALL WORLD WITH OUTRAGEOUS GOALDate: 2018-04-04
Christiano Ronaldo caused the internet to implode by scoring arguably his best goal to date, with a bicycle kick, in an emphatic 3-0 for Real Madrid over Juventus in the Champions League.
Ronaldo opened the scoring in the third minute with a clinical finish to give Madrid the early lead before the home side gained in confidence and ended the first half strongly. In the second half, Ronaldo conjured up some magic with a sensational bicycle kick on the edge of the Juventus box that flew past a helpless Gianluigi Buffon.
The goal left Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane – the man who scored arguably the competition's best goal – speechless along the sideline.
"You can say he's one of the most beautiful players in the history of football," said Zidane.
"It's not easy to get three goals past Juve on their own pitch. But in the end it was teamwork, you have to work as a team to get this result."
"Of course Juventus aren't happy with the result tonight, but I will always have Juve in my heart," added Zidane, who spent five seasons at the Italian club as a player.
"This 3-0 is really hard to digest," said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has guided the club to the final twice in the past three seasons.
"There is absolutely nothing to hold against the lads. We faced an extraordinary team with probably the best player in the world."