Ronaldo's Clinical Goal Perplexes Football World

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Ronaldo's Clinical Goal Perplexes Football World

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored an outrageous bicycle kick goal against Juventus on Tuesday evening.

Ronaldo's goal was so exquisite that it brought the home fans to their feet in appreciation, applauding him.

When Cristiano Ronaldo said in an interview in March that he was the greatest footballer ever - many chuckled and guffawed.

Juventus fans did not think twice before standing up and cheering Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick during the Italian football club's Champions League encounter with Real Madrid.

"There are two teams better than anyone and they are those that have [Lionel] Messi and Ronaldo", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

He is undoubtedly the best player in the world this season and shines every single match he enters the pitch for Real Madrid. I think the game was awesome, we scored three goals against Juve - a great team.

Having opened the scoring inside three minutes, the Portugal captain was at it again with an unforgettable bicycle kick in the second half.

'When I was a kid, I liked Juventus and the fact their fans have applauded me will stay with me.

Marcelo fed Isco down the left channel and the midfielder's cutback into the penalty area fell right to Ronaldo, who fired his 13th Champions League goal of the season past Gianluigi Buffon.

Michael Owen: OMG. Please if you do one thing tonight make sure yo see Ronaldo's second goal.

Coach Real Madrid - Zidane comments on a magical night for his return to Turin where he played 5 years.

There was even recognition from a giant of a different sport as three-time National Basketball Association champion James joined in the praise, telling Ronaldo in a post on Instagram: "that's not even fair". Ronaldo would go on to score a penalty in extra-time as Real beat city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the final to claim their 10th European Cup or Champions League title. I've word to describe his second.

Ronaldo had given Real the lead after just three minutes earlier in their quarterfinal clash, prompting aggressive jeers of derision from the Juventus faithful.

Ronaldo's goalscoring stats. Another view.