Ronaldo scores stunner as Madrid beats Juventus 3-0 in CL

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, his second a brilliant overhead kick, as Real Madrid took a huge step towards the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-0 win against Juventus in Turin.

The Portuguese superstar rose above his own lofty standards, literally and figuratively, to nail a ideal overhead kick in Real Madrid's 3-0 Champions League victory against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium.

Yes, as Gwen says, it's incredible that Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in 10 consecutive Champions League matches, but his goal in Turin was truly wonderful, maybe the greatest goal of his career. "To be applauded in a stadium like this, which has been graced by so many great players, was a top moment for me".

Following his strike, Juventus fans stood up to give Ronaldo a warm ovation, and the Portugal global has thanked the supporters for their reaction.

For Ronaldo, "it was an unbelievable moment", the Portuguese said on UEFA's official website.

Ed: I've always said Ronaldo's the best ever. "I didn't expect to score that goal, but let's speak about the game". As a player, the Frenchman scored plenty of stunning goals himself in Turin - but what he had just witnessed from Cristiano Ronaldo was special. The Champions League will generate €1.27bn of revenue this season that's shared by participant clubs. We have to keep enjoying his football, his goals, his hard work and leadership in the dressing room.

A three goal-deficit to overturn away from home against one of the best teams in the world is a near impossible task, with the loss of Dybala sure to add salt to the wounds.

"I don't know if Ronaldo's goal is the best in football history, but it's really an extraordinary goal, you can only congratulate him on what he's doing at present", said Allegri. "I always thought that" Ronaldo told France Football when he won his fifth Ballon d'Or.

"I've been looking for it for a long time but they are part of the game".

He nearly had a second when he smashed a ball across goal after good work from Karim Benzema.

Ronaldo had also scored the opening goal just three minutes into the game, and he later set up the third for Marcelo as Madrid took a commanding lead back home for the second leg. "It's maybe not as handsome as mine in Glasgow", joked Zidane of his goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 that gave Real their ninth Champions League title.

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