The Portugal star jumped 71cm to reach a height of 2.56 metres into the air to head home Juve’s second half just before half-time, reminding us all of his talents.
He also remained suspended in the air for 1.5 seconds as he headed in the winner that moved Maurizio Sarri’s side three points clear at the top of Serie A.
“The goal was very nice, I’m happy to help the team with the three points,” Ronaldo said afterwards, per the Daily Mail. “What I want is to help Juventus win new trophies.
“I didn’t know I was up [in the air] for so long.”
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Sarri’s reaction to the goal was brilliant.
“What did I think when I saw Ronaldo’s goal? I thought, “F***, what a goal,” the former Chelsea boss said.
I say, ‘F***’ because if I said, ‘Damn’ it wouldn’t be fair towards the goal.
And even Sampdoria manager Claudio Ranieri had to give credit where it was due.
“Ronaldo did something that you see in the NBA (National Basketball Association), he was up in the air for an hour and a half,” Ranieri said.
“There’s nothing you can say about it, you can only congratulate him and move on.”
Well said, Claudio.
Ronaldo’s physical abilities are truly out of this work and it’s remarkable that, with his 35th birthday approaching, he still has the ability to jump so high.
It’s a testament to the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star’s immense work rate, attitude and desire to be the best.