Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals including an scintillating bicycle kick as Real Madrid scored a trio of away goals in a 3-0 win at Juventus in the first leg of the clubs’ UEFA Champions League quarterfinal in Turin.
Marcelo scored Real’s other goal, but the focus is rightly on Ronaldo’s amazing finish.
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Ronaldo put Real ahead after just three minutes of play with a borderline genius toe-poked finish of Isco’s just-off cross.
Toni Kroos put a charge into a 23-yard shot past the fingers of Gianluigi Buffon but off the cross bar in the 36th minute.
Despite those sentences, Juventus was probably the more dangerous team.
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Ronaldo missed a chance to make it 2-0 from in-tight just five minutes into the second half.
Paulo Dybala grew more dangerous as the match wore on, and won a free kick for his team and a yellow card accumulation suspension for Sergio Ramos in the 55th.
Dybala’s left-footed free kick was deflected by the wall and just wide of the frame. Another kick cost him his game, a straight-red to the chest.
Then, one of the best goals you’ll ever see from one of the best to ever lace ’em up. Two seconds after Buffon made a flying two-handed save, Ronaldo went the bicycle kick route to make it 2-0.
His manager was impressed: