Cristiano Ronaldo shows why he is the best player now

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He added that he had been hoping for a long time to score in such spectacular fashion.

"I was behind it and when I saw the cross go in I thought that he'd have to do a bicycle kick because there was nothing else on".

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

"It is one of the great goals you will see in football".

There was no doubting, however, the moment for which the match will always be remembered, by Juventus fans too, who rose to their feet to salute the celebrating Portuguese. "To all of the Italians in the stadium I just want to say 'Grazie'".

The streak began in Los Blancos' 4-1 Champions League final win over Juve last spring. I can't recall any other player reaching this altitude to come into contact with a ball when delivering an over-head kick although apparently Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims he rises higher when executing his own brand of "chilenas".

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Twitter users quickly heaped praise on what some of them described as an "outrageous and beautiful" goal by Ronaldo.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: "Ronaldo is an extraordinary champion".

Ronaldo had earlier admitted that he did not expect to score his bicycle kick.

Juventus responded well to the setback, launching a series of unsafe attacks, and Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas prevented what seemed a certain goal with a superb point-blank save from Gonzalo Higuain's volley. He had already hit a brace against both FC Zurich and Marseille before striking twice more against the French side at the Stade Velodrome.

The new agreement between Ronaldo and Real Madrid, however, will change in terms of image rights that should be more in line with the Spanish law.

Thoughts on Ronaldo's latest interview? However, when it comes to Goal of the Season, we may already have a victor. We scored three goals against Juve, a great team. The 3-0 away win might flatter us a bit but the performance merited a result like that.

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