Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick: goal of the century!

Oscar Cross
April 6, 2018

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.

Earlier this season, when he had misplaced his La Liga shooting boots and the column inches discusse his deterioration, the Champions League provided him with a return to normal procedure. Ronaldo would score only five more goals for the Red Devils before finally landing his dream move to Real Madrid. They were behind and they kept cheering their team on. "The applause is a attractive lesson from the Juventus fans to the whole world, football is a show, when you have 22 or 30 high level players and you see a shot like this one it's good to applaud".

His supporters are the happier because for one day at least, Ronaldo gets the football world's acclamation while the annoying comparisons with Lionel Messi pale into the background.

But, asked whose famous goal tops the lot, the Real Madrid boss was less effusive.

Ronaldo is the only player to have scored in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 European Championships, as well as the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

. He never rests on his laurels.

"Ronaldo's overhead kick? It was a 'golazo.' He's also won the prize of fans recognising that he's played at this level for so many years". The argument is "you're only making a big deal because it's Ronaldo".


Ronaldo's Champions League legacy is his greatest ever achievement.

Nobody would have predicted he would score an acrobatic overhead kick, but it felt like a comfortable fit the moment it happened. "I've no words to describe his second". "Keeps on upping the ante - relentless!" tweeted Ronaldo's former Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand. That's just not even fair.

The last goal, though, even impressed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored a similar goal but from much farther away in Sweden's 4-2 win over England in November 2012.

His appetite for scoring goals is truly remarkable, and it was evident from every minute of the game. Wow, I have actually ran out of superlatives to describe this man! "It's a good night and we have to enjoy it".

"Well, for me it was an unbelievable moment", Ronaldo told UEFA.com after Real Madrid's 3-0 UEFA Champions League quarter-final win in Turin.

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