Juve bicycle kick one of my finest goals - Ronaldo

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And his second goal sent shockwaves across the footballing world, leading scores of fans to suggest he's the best footballer ever.

Ronaldo scored a sublime brace against Juventus as Real sealed a 3-0 first-leg away win in Turin in the quarters.

Cristiano Ronaldo's soaring, otherworldly overhead kick from the clouds elicited a standing ovation from the opposition supporters and left even Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane awestruck.

For Ronaldo, "it was an unbelievable moment", the Portuguese said on UEFA's official website. "For this I thank all the Italian fans, thank you". I think the game was awesome. "I'm happy for him, and we have to be happy to have him on our team".

Champions League holders Real Madrid all but wrapped up a spot in this year's semi-finals as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning double in a 3-0 win at Juventus, while Bayern Munich took control of their tie with Sevilla.

Juve were aggressive after the break and an attack by Paulo Dybala in the 55th minute forced Sergio Ramos into a foul that will keep the Real Madrid defender out of the second leg due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

Marca's very simple cover summed up the feeling around the Spanish capital "The Goal, ' said the headline over an incredible image showing just how high Ronaldo had leaped in the air to make contact with Dani Carvajal's cross".

Twitter users quickly heaped praise on what some of them described as an "outrageous and beautiful" goal by Ronaldo.

"It was a nice goal, but he should try it from 40 meters", Ibrahimovic told ESPN Sportscenter on Tuesday night.

"Step by step", he warned of talk about a third straight Champions League title.

In the event scoring the glorious goal, Ronaldo became the first player in the competition's history to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games.

"Seen a lot of great goals in my time but that is absolutely breathtaking from Ronaldo", said former England player Gary Lineker. "He does so many things and I'm happy for what he's achieved".

But to criticise would be querulous on an evening when Juventus lost at home for only the second time in 75 matches, leaving manager Massimiliano Allegri deflated but not devastated.

"We also have to remember that in the second leg, we have to work hard because Juve won't give up".

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