Ronaldo thanks Juve supporters for applauding his goal

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His name is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo's goal, when he met Dani Carvajal's cross with an incredible overhead kick, was the second in Real's 3-0 win in the quarter-final first leg.

"The fans showed class [by applauding]. For this I thank all the Italian fans, thank you". To turn around this coliseum to his side - wow. Which is greater? You decide... "I am the coach, but also a football fan".

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted his stunning bicycle kick in Real Madrid's win over Juventus on Tuesday was probably the best goal of his whole career.

He put them in command of the Champions League last-16 tie before popping up with a world class effort in 64th minute. This decade, for example, he has had to make do with only winning the Champions League twice. He found Lucas Vazquez, whose shot was saved by Buffon.

Reflecting on his jaw-dropping goal, Ronaldo - who became the first player in the competition's history to score in 10 successive appearances, told UEFA.com: "Great goal".

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Ronaldo's brace gave him the Champions League record for goals scored in consecutive games.

"For that reason Real Madrid and Barcelona have the advantage". The Liverpool winger, meanwhile, also struck once in Champions League qualification and scored another in the FA Cup.

Gareth Bale aside - come on, at least look vaguely impressed Gareth - the responses of Andrea Barzagli, Isco and Zinedine Zidane are wonderful.as are the expressions on the faces of a few close ball boys. I tried and I scored.

"This was one of the nicest moments", he said.

'To receive an ovation from a stadium with so much history, is a unique experience.

The home fans applauding Cristiano at the Juventus Stadium is a big gesture.

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"It is one of those ones where you just say: 'Oh, you're just egging it up a bit, you're exaggerating for pure commentary purposes, '" said Nevin. But I don't see anyone better than me. What can I say? It has to be seven and a half feet. But if you don't practise that and you try it in a game you can break your back. But in the end it was teamwork, you have to work as a team to get this result. He has all this in his mind and computes it in a millisecond. "We have to think about the league and then go to Madrid to play our game". "But he is so far ahead".

"The wonder goal he scored. he's the best in the world".

"I remember the Porto one [for Manchester United in 2009]".

"[It was a] great goal".

While many of those dismissing Ronaldo's goal as nothing special were no doubt simply being contrary for contrary's sake, or wishing to appear aloof and enigmatic, for many it was an understandable reaction to the sometimes overwhelming hype surrounding the game's great and good. Manouevring his body at will, he launched himself high into the rainy Turin sky to connect with an unforgettable overhead kick that reduced goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to the role of spectator.

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