Ronaldo “Sporting Genius”
Cristiano Ronaldo, Madeira’s most famous product, caused headlines around the football world last night as he produced possibly his finest goal as he and Real Madrid turned on the style to beat Juventus in the Champions League quarter finals. The Guardian sums up the media reaction to Ronaldo’s “outrageous” goal:
The Guardian goes on explain that “Ronaldo’s numbers are freakish and, at the age of 33, they show no sign of letting up”. He has 25 goals in his last 14 games for club and country. He has scored in every Champions League tie this season and he leads the field for the competition’s Golden Boot with 14. “Something seems to stir inside him when he hears the aria” says their reporter.
Yet the goals cannot be measured by volume alone. Ronaldo has scored plenty of classics. But in a high-stakes game has he ever scored a better one? “It is one of the most beautiful goals in the history of the game,” said the Real manager, Zinedine Zidane.