The Portuguese and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring after three minutes with a neat finish with Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final 3-0.
Ronaldo’s display has once again seen him held up as the greatest of all-time, with Ferdinand admitting that a remarkable skill set makes life almost unfair for those charged with the task of trying to contain him.
After 64 minutes, however, Ronaldo produced one of the most delightful goals this competition has seen. paulo Dybala was sent off for a second yellow card, his first half booking for diving compounded by a kung-fu kick to the
Madrid sought the third, and it eventually came when Ronaldo stabbed through a pass for Marcelo to clip over the keeper.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said “Ronaldo is an extraordinary champion. Together with Lionel Messi, he is the only one that punctuates his team’s most important victories, and is to be compared to Diego Maradona and Pele.”
It was a perfect blend of beauty and timing. The mighty Buffon was powerless.
“This is the thing about this guy; he turns up every time he’s asked to deliver on the big stage. He’s there and delivers.” Wayne Rooney said”.
Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidanesaid “Cristiano Ronaldo is different. He’s a different player to everyone else and he always has this desire to do something extraordinary in the Champions League. He never rests on his laurels.