Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he didn’t expect to score his sensational second goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 Champions League victory over
Juventus on Tuesday.
Ronaldo scored a brace in Los Blancos’ quarterfinal first-leg win over the defending
Serie A champions, the second of which was a sublime overhead kick that left legendary Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon no chance in net.
The goal marked the five-time Ballon d’Or
winner’s record 119th in the competition and
earned him appreciative applause from Juventus fans immediately afterward.
But Ronaldo told reporters after the match he had no expectation of scoring from the audacious effort.
“[It was a] great goal. What can I say? Fantastic,” Ronaldo said. “I didn’t expect to
score that goal. “But let’s speak about the game. I think the game was amazing. And we scored three
goals against Juve –a great team. “We played nice and of course I’m happy I
helped the team, I scored two goals — [it was] a great night.”