Cristiano Ronaldo thanks Juve crowd for applauding his goal

Cristiano Ronaldo thanks Juve crowd for applauding his goal

Juventus fans did not think twice before standing up and cheering Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick during the Italian football club's Champions League encounter with Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo's long time hopes were finally fulfilled when he scored that astonishing bicycle kick in the 64th minute of the quarter-final first leg in Turin versus Juventus on Tuesday.

Reflecting on his jaw-dropping goal, Ronaldo - who became the first player in the competition's history to score in 10 successive appearances, told UEFA.com: "Great goal".

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Following his strike, Juventus fans stood up to give Ronaldo a warm ovation, and the Portugal global has thanked the supporters for their reaction. "This was one of the nicest moments". Cristiano Ronaldo is really good at football.

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Ronaldo had given Real the lead after just three minutes earlier in their quarterfinal clash, prompting aggressive jeers of derision from the Juventus faithful.

He has turned himself, at the far side of 30, into the king of the Champions League.

Said Allegri: "We had defended very well and allowed Real very little until their second goal".

There might not be anybody left in the world who hasn't seen this goal. "It's maybe not as lovely as mine in Glasgow", joked Zidane of his goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 that gave Real their ninth Champions League title. I think the game was incredible, we scored three goals against Juve - a great team. I am happy for what he did. Ronaldo exchanged passes with Benzema before poking the ball to James Rodriguez, who then lofted it into the box.

Ronaldo has been on a goalscoring streak of 19 goals in his last nine games for Real - 28 in 2018 - a feat which even Zidane has said makes him jealous.

Substitute Mateo Kovacic hit the bar before Ronaldo saw a shot saved and then fired over as Real Madrid all but secured their place in the semi-finals. Every time they ventured forward, they looked risky and posed a serious threat to Juventus' backline - and the quality of their goals showed the gulf in class.

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