Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a resounding 3-0 victory over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, scoring twice -- the second with a bicycle kick for the ages -- and assisting on the third goal. (Image: Reuters)
The Portugal star boosted his goal total for the current Champions League campaign to 14 and put the Blancos well on the way to qualifying for the semi-finals as they pursue a third straight triumph in Europe's elite club competition, reports EFE news agency. (Image: Reuters)
3) After a moment of stunned silence, a sprinkling of applause grew into a standing ovation for Ronaldo from the Juve supporters. (Image: Reuters)
Isco was quick to repay the coach's confidence, delivering the cross that resulted in Ronaldo's first goal of the night, just three minutes into the contest.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his goal.(Image: Reuters)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their second goal. (Image: Reuters)