Ronaldo has become king of the big-game occasion for Real Madrid

Ronaldo has become king of the big-game occasion for Real Madrid

Ronaldo has become king of the big-game occasion for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning overhead kick for his second goal of the night to help Real Madrid beat 10-man Juventus 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Ronaldo, who has scored the most goals in the Champions League, has netted 24 in his last 14 matches in Europe's top club competition.

Footballing sensation Cristiano Ronaldo's awesome goal in the Champions League quarterfinal with Juventus Football Club SPA had a huge impact on its stocks.

"You can say he's one of the most lovely players in the history of football", said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.

"Well, for me it was an unbelievable moment", Ronaldo said.

Speaking to UEFA's website after the final whistle, Ronaldo said the reaction was unique. The hosts were threatening to score after conceding early, but a wonder goal from the Portuguese and a red-card to Dybala took things away from their grasp. The general consensus seems to be that people are glad they are alive while Ronaldo played.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Juventus.

He finished his career with 71 Champions League goals and the gap between him and the chasing pack appeared significant. We have to keep enjoying his football, his goals, his hard work and leadership in the dressing room. "When you play against one of the best players in the world, like Cristiano Ronaldo, you need perfection, if you leave space he punishes you, and then he invented a goal that will remain in history".

"I would love to be able to tell you how to score a goal like that, but I never have".

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane had the same reaction as nearly everyone else to Cristiano Ronaldo's wonderful goal on Tuesday night.

"I've been looking to do it for a while, but it depends on the circumstances of the game".

BBC World Service's John Bennett said: "I don't think he has scored a better goal than that". Manouevring his body at will, he launched himself high into the rainy Turin sky to connect with an unforgettable overhead kick that reduced goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to the role of spectator.

Los Blancos became the first team in history to win the Champions League in consecutive years when they conquered Juve in 2017, and could well be on their way to making it a three-peat if current form is anything to go by.

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