Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane had the same reaction as almost everyone else to Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing goal on Tuesday night.
The Portuguese superstar rose above his own lofty standards, literally and figuratively, to nail a perfect overhead kick in Real Madrid’s 3-0 Champions League victory against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium.
His manager, who will have seen Ronaldo day in and day out over the past few years and would know exactly what the 33-year-old is capable of, was still left open-mouthed in shock at what he had just witnessed:
Having scored the first goal after only three minutes, Ronald gave Juve a huge mountain to climb with the acrobatic effort, already being hailed as one of the greatest goals the Champions League has ever seen, midway through the second half. Marcelo then virtually ended the match, and almost certainly the whole tie, as a contest by making it 3-0 with just over 15 minutes remaining.
Ronaldo became the first player to score in ten consecutive Champions League matches and, having endured an uncharacteristically slow start to this season, has now scored a somewhat ridiculous 24 goals in his last 12 games as he looks to spearhead Real Madrid’s bid to win Europe’s premier club competition for the third year running.