Cristiano Ronaldo has scored many wonderful goals in his career. With over 800 of them, there are plenty to choose from. But one towers above them all. The scissors goal against Juventus was scored exactly five years ago.
A scissor goal like a dream
There aren’t many more beautiful goals in football than those scored with scissors. For many footballers, it is a dream to score at least once in their career with scissors, as it is an extremely demanding kick where you have to match the movement of your body with the flight of the ball plus your back to the goal.
Even history’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that scoring at least one goal with the scissors has always been a dream for him. And he tried to do it several times. But to no avail.
real Madrid played Juventus in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on 3 April and Los Blancos clearly had the upper hand against a strong opponent.
It was Ronaldo who opened the scoring in the third minute, and the Merengues continued to have more of the game. Finally, in the 64th minute, there was a moment that will forever go down in history.
Vázquez’s shot was deflected by Gianluigi Buffon only to Carvajal, who broke free on the right side, sent a fluffy centre into the box, which Ronaldo ran onto, jumped on and, at the right moment, scissor-kicked and headed exactly to the bar.
The best goal in Champions League history?
A goal so perfect that even the home Juventus fans had to applaud it. Ronaldo then made no secret of the fact that it was this gesture from the fans that helped him make the decision to move to Turin.
It is considered by many to be the best goal in the history of the Champions League. However, a few weeks later, Gareth Bale joined the debate as he added a little brother in the Champions League final against Liverpool and also hit a wonderful scissor kick.
“I was very frustrated at first. But after about 25 seconds I started thinking about how beautiful that goal was. Even though he scored against us, I could recognise that he had done something incredible,” Buffon later recalled.
“When I walked past him afterwards, I said: ‘Cristiano, how old are you?’ and he said: ’33. That’s not bad, is it?'” the Italian goalkeeper laughed.
Source: Cristiano Ronaldo, Twitter, UEFA
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