Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon did not even try to prevent Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring his second goal in the first game of the Champions Leagues' quarterfinals.
The Italian club's fans stood up and burst into applause when Ronaldo seized the opportunity to perform an overhead kick to contribute to Real's 3-0 victory over Juventus at the end of the day.
In this vein, speculation is rife that Real's win apparently turns the second game in Madrid into a purely formal event just to seal Real's success.
Twitter users quickly heaped praise on what some of them described as an "outrageous and beautiful" goal by Ronaldo.
All Ronaldo did was score 2 goals including a beautiful overhead kick and gave an assist to help his team win.— Olanrewaju (@CarloLarenzo) 3 апреля 2018 г.
He didnt think he will be hurting so many people from a certain city that wants independence. 😢😢😢
Cristiano Ronaldo jumped to 2.3m (7 feet 7 inches) for his overhead kick goal vs Juventus😳 pic.twitter.com/uFvNcHxhGz— Haris (@PaulPogbaFC) 3 апреля 2018 г.
Cristiano Ronaldo with a sensational overhead kick…— The Daily Football (@Daily1Football) 3 апреля 2018 г.
The greatest goal in Champions League history surely….. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/LRFBtgjD1i
The reaction from Juventus fans after Cristiano Ronaldo scored that overhead kick is one of the historic moments in Champions League history. Spine tingling stuff. #JuveReal pic.twitter.com/2ArdDTMwyo— Lavish Mall 🇮🇳 (@LavishingLavish) 3 апреля 2018 г.
Cristiano Ronaldo is banging goals in left, right and centre in Europe’s most prestigious competition at 33. Scoring in 10 successive Champions League games. A wonderful standing ovation from the Juventus Stadium sealing off an outrageous overhead kick. Appreciate greatness.— Adam (@UnitedAdz) 3 апреля 2018 г.
Cristiano’s reaction after Juve’s stadium got on their feet to applaud his overhead kick golazo.— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) 3 апреля 2018 г.
Early last month, media reports said that 40-year old Buffon had taken a final decision to wrap up his career after the end of this year's season. As for Ronaldo, he became the first player in history to score in ten Champions League matches in a row.