Cristiano Ronaldo overhead kick

Cristiano Ronaldo scores one of the greatest ever Champions League goals: Twitter reacts

Viewers of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash between Juventus and Real Madrid have taken to social media in their numbers this evening to express their genuine amazement at Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal of the night.

Matchup

Last season’s Champions League finalists went head to head in Turin, with hosts Juve having come into proceedings on the back of a crucial 3-1 victory over AC Milan in Serie A at the weekend.

Real, meanwhile, rested several stars for their La Liga meeting with Las Palmas on Saturday, though Zinedine Zidane’s men nevertheless emerged with a comfortable 3-0 win.

Teams

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While a tight affair was predicted by many at the Allianz Stadium, the tie was blown wide open with just 3 minutes on the clock, as all-time Champions League top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo added yet another strike to his frankly-ridiculous tally in Europe’s top-tier competition:

Stunning

Juventus grew into proceedings as the half wore on, with Gonzalo Higuain and Giorgio Chiellini both having had huge chances to level things up, but it was Ronaldo’s goal that separated the sides at the interval.

The second-half saw Paulo Dybala also go within inches of equalizing with a deflected free-kick, before Cristiano Ronaldo once again stepped up to produce one of the greatest goals in Champions League history.

Watch, and enjoy, below:

In awe

Unsurprisingly, the online reaction to the Real legend’s strike has since been a sight to behold, with some of the best highlights below:

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Marcelo went on to put the tie firmly to bed a short time later, getting on the end of a gorgeous, flowing Real move to dink a perfect finish over Gianluigi Buffon.

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