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Champions League: Ronaldo brilliance gives Real Madrid an emphatic 3-0 win over Juventus

[caption id="attachment_64941" align="alignnone" width="580"]Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo scored an outrageous bicycle kick goal in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final leg 1 clash against Juventus in Turin on Tuesday. Image Source: Twitter[/caption]

XtraTime Web Desk: Cristiano Ronaldo scored an outrageous bicycle kick goal to pave the way for an emphatic 3-0 away win to Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg on Tuesday.

With his back to goal, Ronaldo launched himself into the air to meet Dani Carvajal’s chipped ball and produced a perfectly-executed bicycle shot which flew past keeper Gianluigi Buffon and put Real 2-0 ahead.

The goal got a capacity crowd at the stadium standing on their feet and applauding.

The Portuguese gave the Spanish giants an early lead in the third minute of the match. It was also his record 10th successive Champions League game. Brazilian Marcelo scored the third goal for Real.

The loss to the Italian giants meant Juve’s five-year unbeaten home record in European competition crumbled.

A red card for playmaker Paulo Dybala in the 66th minute completed a miserable evening for the Serie A champions, beaten 4-1 by Real in last season’s Champions League final.

Ronaldo nearly grabbed a hat-trick and although Juve escaped further damage they face an almost impossible task in next week’s return.

Real heads back home with three away goals and one foot into the semifinal round. They may not have a say in Spanish League play, but the back-to-back defending Champions League title holders were always built to succeed in continental play. The second leg will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, April 11.

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