Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fair share of goals during his memorable nine-year stint with Real Madrid.
That’s probably the understatement of the decade. In 438 games for Los Blancos across all competitions, Ronaldo scored an unprecedented 450 goals.
He also chipped in with 131 assists, meaning he averaged 1.33 goal involvements per game.
Given the fact that he was scoring pretty much every single time he stepped out on the pitch in the famous white shirt, Ronaldo’s collection of wonder goals with Real Madrid is pretty decent – to say the least.
Long-range efforts, solo goals and some pinpoint free-kicks, you name it and Ronaldo produced it during his time in the Spanish capital.
But there’s one sensational strike from May 2014 that has slipped under the radar in recent years. Under the leadership of Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid found themselves struggling against a dogged Valencia side.
Ronaldo had to pop up with a 90th-minute equaliser in the Bernabeu and how did he manage to get it? With a flying back-heel.
What. A. Goal.
To have the athletic ability to pull off the move is one thing, but managing to utilise it to guide the ball into the net with such accuracy is truly remarkable.
Ronaldo’s moment of magic secured a vital 2-2 draw for Los Blancos, however, they would be pipped to the La Liga title by city rivals Atletico Madrid.
But revenge would come swiftly for the Portuguese superstar and his teammates in the Champions League final that year.
Real Madrid came from a goal behind to beat Atletico 4-1 in Lisbon to complete ‘La Decima’, with Ronaldo scoring from the penalty spot in extra-time.
He finished the 2013/14 season with 51 goals from his 47 games and his sensational strike against Valencia was arguably the pick of the bunch.
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