Spectacular Ronaldo rips Juventus in two

April 3, 2018

Ronaldo then rose above the Juventus defence and swung a leg at a speculative cross, which he managed to bury for 2-0

Ronaldo then smashed home an overhead kick to double Los Blancos' lead in emphatic fashion at the Allianz Stadium

Cristiano Ronaldo took the Champions League quarter-final by the scruff of the neck after his double, including a stunning overhead kick, helped Real Madrid down Juventus 3-0 in the first leg in Turin.

Ronaldo opened the scoring after just three minutes, poking home a squared ball from close range to give the visitors the lead.

He then doubled the advantage with an incredible bicycle kick, one which will go down as one of the great Champions League goals, to give the visitors a two-goal cushion.

Marcelo then got in on the act, combining with that man Ronaldo to almost walk the ball into the net after Paulo Dybala‘s sending off had depleted the beleaguered hosts.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo all but killed off the quarter-final tie single-handedly with a double in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Juventus

The Portuguese stunned Juve after just three minutes, stabbing home to give his side a vital away goal at the Allianz Stadium

The forward slides on his knees in celebration as Casemiro and captain Sergio Ramos hare after the goalscorer to celebrate
The forward slides on his knees in celebration as Casemiro and captain Sergio Ramos hare after the goalscorer to celebrate

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala was then sent off after two bookings: one for simulation, the other for a high foot

Marcelo then heaped more misery on the Serie A champions, rounding Gianluigi Buffon before tapping home simply for 3-0

The jubilant goalscorers celebrate with Lucas Vazquez in the knowledge they have almost ended Juve's European hopes

The hosts look dejected on a night where they were thoroughly outclassed and outplayed by their Spanish counterparts

MATCH FACTS, PLAYER RATINGS AND MATCH ZONE

JUVENTUSBuffon, De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Douglas Costa, Bentancur, Khedira (Cuadrado 75), Asamoah (Mandzukic 69), Dybala, Higuain

Subs not used: Marchisio, Matuidi, Szczesny, Rugani, Lichtsteiner

Bookings: Bentancur,

Sent off: Dybala

Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

REAL MADRID: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric (Kovacic 82), Kroos, Isco (Asensio 75), Ronaldo, Benzema (Vazquez 59)

Subs not used: Vallejo, Bale, Casilla, Hernandez

Bookings: Ramos

Goals: Ronaldo 3, 64, Marcelo 72

Manager: Zinedine Zidane

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir

Cristiano Ronaldo finishes a well-worked move to open the scoring

Cristiano Ronaldo finishes a well-worked move to open the scoring

The Portuguese then buried an overhead kick to make it 2-0

The Portuguese then buried an overhead kick to make it 2-0

Juventus' Italian coach Massimiliano Allegri emerges from the tunnel ahead of the Champions League quarter-final clash

Real Madrid's record signing Gareth Bale takes his place on the bench ahead of the clash, with Isco being preferred instead

The Madrid talisman slides on his knees during an animated celebration as he secures a crucial away goal for the visitors

Madrid boss Zinedina Zidane directs his players from the touchline after watching his side take the lead against the Italians

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala (centre) is sent flying after a tackle from Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane

Gonzalo Higuain then gives the visitors a fright, latching on to a free-kick to force a stupendous save from Keylor Navas

Referee Cuneyt Cakir brandishes a yellow card to Rodrigo Bentancur, meaning the midfielder will miss the second leg

Dani Carvajal goes down theatrically after sustaining an injury to his face while Juve keeper Buffon stands over the defender

Dybala then saw yellow after he was adjudged to have dived inside the area in a bid to win a penalty for the hosts

Ronaldo, who scored the opener, begins the second half with a golden opportunity which he flashes across the face of goal

Los Blancos captain Ramos also sees yellow which, along with Bentancur, now means he misses the second leg in Madrid

Dybala almost equalises after his free kick deflects off Ronaldo and goes agonisingly past the post  

 

The Brazilian then put the cherry on the cake at the end of the night, walking the ball into the net to make it 3-0

Los Blancos run off to the travelling fans as they celebrate an incredible win on a spectacular night for them in Turin

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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