Ronaldo bicycle-kicks stuffing out of Juventus shares

Cristiano Ronaldo's bicycle kick sends Juventus stock to eight-month low

Cristiano Ronaldo's bicycle kick sends Juventus stock to eight-month low

Real Madrid were 1-0 up against their Italian rivals in a Champions League quarter-final first leg match in Turin when the ball found its way to Ronaldo about six feet off the ground.

The Portugal global also set up Madrid's third, for Marcelo, shortly after Juventus forward Paulo Dybala had been sent off following a second yellow card.

"I jumped very high and obviously it's a goal that will live long in the memory", Ronaldo said. Sometimes, it doesn't' work, but you always have to try.

That in turn had the home supporters booing him for majority of the hour-mark as he also scored the first goal of the night after seizing the opportunity in being at the right place at the right time.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo stunned Juventus fans by his incredible goal. I've never heard the fans applaud an opposing teams player until tonight.

In Turin, Juventus was out for revenge after losing the final 4-1 to Madrid a year ago.

Di Stefano is widely regarded as Madrid's greatest ever player for leading them to five consecutive European Cups.

Amid the hyperbole surrounding the goal - entirely justified it should be added - it nearly got forgotten that Ronaldo had once again produced a complete display to single-handedly all but put the Spanish giants into the semi-final.

An uncharacteristic mix-up between Buffon and veteran defender Chiellini started a Real attack which ended with Ronaldo's astonishing goal, his 14th in the Champions League this season, in the 64th minute.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: "Ronaldo is an extraordinary champion". When you come up against one of the best in the world like Ronaldo, you need to be flawless. Fantastic. I didn't expect to score that goal but let's speak about the game.

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

Not only was the world of football talking about Ronaldo's goal, National Basketball Association star Lebron James published a photo on Instagram of the action and world MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, a Barcelona fan, tweeted: "Bufff what a great goal for CR7!".

Thoughts on Ronaldo's latest interview?

We have published both goals below. For a player at 33 to continue to deliver goals as he consistently does is something; to conceive and execute the second goal against Juventus required a bit of genius.

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