Defending champions, Real Madrid, proved that their win in last season’s final at Cardiff was no fluke, after a comfortable victory over the same team.
Los Blancos thrashed Juventus 3-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo netting a brace, including a remarkable overhead kick goal to double his team’s advantage in the second half of their CL quarter final first leg match.
It was the Portuguese’s 14th of the CL season, earning him a deserved standing ovation from the home fans, who were left purring by the 33-year-old former Manchester United forward.
But spectators at the magnificent Allianz stadium in Turin were not the only ones left awed by Ronaldo’s wonder strike, social media users ran out superlatives to describe the goal.
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Here are some of the reactions from football lovers to that excellent effort from Ronaldo;
Oh wow Ronaldo 🔥
— Santi Gomes (@agomes_47) April 3, 2018
Ronaldo goal from the stands. The craziest thing? Watch the Juventus fans stand up immediately to appreciate it. Spectacular scenes. 👏🏻 https://t.co/iqVqHkjTiL
— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) April 3, 2018
Zinedine Zidane’s reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick is all of us. pic.twitter.com/AxNxIWrwp3
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 3, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo. The Champions league’s greatest ever.
— genie. (@eugenius__) April 3, 2018
The standing ovation for Cristiano at the Allianz Stadium sums it up. Extraordinary player.
— Arjun Pradeep (@IndianRegista) April 3, 2018
Ronaldo is the greatest.
Thanks to Obinim Sticker pic.twitter.com/i0A5Y6T9rY
— Kwadwo Sheldon Tv (@KwadwosheldonTv) April 3, 2018
All my friends call me Cristiano !!!!
— Davido (@davido) April 3, 2018
Respect 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QUVP5jgZas
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) April 3, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo is a joke 😱 what a player! 🔥🔥🔥
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) April 3, 2018
Levels dey o. Ronaldo na King!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) April 3, 2018
Someone once said to me (or I might have read it):
If an artist created the perfect footballer, it would be Lionel Messi. If an engineer created the perfect footballer, it would be Cristiano Ronaldo.
We are so lucky to live in this era.
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) April 3, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo with his pet 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/55uUYQObje
— TheCristianoFan 🇵🇹 (@TheCristianoFan) April 3, 2018
Fans: Messi scored a beautiful goal against Sevilla…
Cristiano Ronaldo: Hold my beer 🍺 pic.twitter.com/Knj1JzMLvj
— www.KRAKS.co (@KraksTV) April 3, 2018
Speaking ill of CR7 should be punishable by law.
— Tio Tequila (@adekunleGOLD) April 3, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo. Absolute Machine.
— III (@ThirdSplashBro) April 3, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo is the real Ronaldo 💥
— obish (@inioIuwa) April 3, 2018
Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time….
I repeat, "Of all time".
Yes I said it.
— Tee D̶̲̥̅̊ot AKA The Dollar Man (@SMARTMRTEE) April 3, 2018
Seen a lot of great goals in my time but that is absolutely breathtaking from Ronaldo.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) April 3, 2018
Although it’s no more a news but we need to repeat it because of those who have decided to ignore the fact. Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest footballer alive.
— Sola (@Advsola) April 3, 2018
— Yemi (@Babygiwa) April 3, 2018