Cristiano Ronald put Real Madrid up 1-0 over Juventus in the Champions League final.
Cristiano Ronaldo might be the greatest soccer player the world has ever seen. When the lights were shinning the brightest, Ronaldo put his team on top in the early portion of the Champions League final. Real Madrid will try to become the first team to ever repeat as European Cup winners during the Champions League era.
Check out Ronaldo’s magnificent goal below:
After a steal created by Marcelo, Real Madrid had a break away opportunity. Karim Benzema and Dani Carvajal helped set up the beautiful Ronaldo goal. Ronaldo was able to beat Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon into the bottom left corner of the net. The longtime Juventus goalkeeper is trying to become the oldest goalie to ever win a Champions league cup at 39 years old.
Ronaldo, 32, is now tied with Messi (11) for the most Champions League goals scored during the 2016-17 season. This goal also made gave him the lead for most goals scored during six different Champions League seasons. If Real Madrid is able to hold on thanks to the heroics of Ronaldo’s goal in Cardiff it would give him his fourth European cup win, three of which came with Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has seemed to play well on the pitch in Cardiff as he scored two goals in the win over Sevilla in the 2014 European Super Cup. Ronaldo’s year has gone pretty well internationally as well as the Portugal striker helped lead his country to a European Cup final win over France. Ronaldo is one of the most decorated soccer players to ever live and this goal only adds to his legacy. In 2016 Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d’Or, recognizing him as the best player in the world.