Today was the kick off of the UEFA Champions League tournament. Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid, led by Cristiano Ronaldo and new signee Gareth Bale travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to take on Galatasaray.
I had picked this to me the best game of the day and the one to watch if you had to pick just one. It wasn’t a tightly contested game like i had previously thought, Madrid had their way with Galatasaray. While from that standpoint it wasn’t entertaining it did provide the day’s best goal perhaps and a Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick.
The goal itself isn’t the best, though he kicks it so hard that it seems like it’s already past the goalie before he reacts. His third goal was more of an incredible display of skill.
Ronaldo gets the ball on the near side of the pitch and is stuck outside, he wants to get inside at the top corner of the 18-yard box and does his trademark fancy footwork. He gets past the first defender and inside and another defender is oncoming and Ronaldo taps it again inside to himself before putting it on goal.
Watch it below:
Video of the hat trick: