Zidane says Real Madrid played an "incredible game" against Juve

Real Madrid take on Juventus tonight

Real Madrid take on Juventus tonight. Credit REUTERS PAUL HANNA

Ronaldo's super strike, when he met Dani Carvajal's cross with an overhead kick, was the second for both the Portuguese and Real in their 3-0 win in the quarter-final, first leg. Even by Ronaldo's record-breaking standards, this one was special.

Even the Juventus fans rose to give him an ovation, having jeered his every touch previously.

The second will go down as one of the very best in UEFA Champions League history.

"Cristiano does things sometimes that only he can do", said Zidane. Then, to everyone's surprise, the greatest goalscorer in Champions League history rose out of nowhere to beat them both to the ball, and produce a finish of breathtaking audacity and flawless technique. The reaction of Zinedine Zidane, the coach of Real Madrid is also going viral. Hand to his head, a look of disbelief on his face at what he had just seen, he turned and bellowed his approval.

Ronaldo executed a stunning overhead kick on the night, as Real ran out 3-0 winners in the first leg of their quarter-final encounter. We may have become slightly desensitised to his ludicrous goalscoring figures, but that he still possesses the power to surprise and amaze us with such moments of skill after so long is testament to his enduring brilliance. "It's a good night and we have to enjoy it", he said, as quoted by AS. "It's maybe not as attractive as mine in Glasgow", joked Zidane of his goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 that gave Real their ninth Champions League title.

"For that reason Real Madrid and Barcelona have the advantage".

The second match between Real Madrid and Juventus will be held on April 11 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Spain. "You can only congratulate him for what he's doing at present", Allegri said, according to The Guardian.

Having got the away goal, Real Madrid was seemingly content to sit back and hit Juventus on the counter and the Spanish side nearly doubled its lead 10 minutes from the break when Toni Kroos' fierce effort crashed off the crossbar from 25 yards.


Other Juventus players were similarly in awe of the Portugal captain.

The free-kick from Dybala deflected off the wall and dropped just wide of the top-left corner, with Navas wrong-footed.

If Juventus have an inclination to pull off an upset in the second leg, this battle will once again be the most important one.

The match changed shortly after the hour mark.

"The Juventus fans applauded Ronaldo but also for his team", said Zidane.

"I think it's the first time that I've been shown a yellow for being fouled".

Marcelo put the icing on the cake in the 72 minute, linking up with Ronaldo with a handsome one-two before lifting the ball over a scrambling Buffon, putting the tie very almost beyond doubt.

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