In his long and illustrious career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won a billion trophies and scored a zillion goals. Today, just now, at the ripe old age of 33, he has scored one of his most sensational, athletic, instantly iconic goals in Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Juventus:
Even Zidane—who has scored more than a few spectacular goals himself—had to give it up:
Update: Juve fans also demonstrated their respect for such an amazing strike:
This was Ronaldo’s second goal in what wound up a 3-0 Madrid win. After Real win their third consecutive Champions League title this year thanks to a Ronaldo hat trick in the final, and Portugal win the World Cup in the summer, this is the goal that will be playing Ronaldo he takes the stage to accept his third consecutive and sixth overall Ballon d’Or. So much for him falling off.