Cristiano Ronaldo is the king of the Champions League, isn’t he?
The Portuguese has scored an incredible 132 goals in Europe’s elite competition for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
It’s in the knockout stages where he really comes alive, notching more than 60 after the group stages.
He’s also won the competition five times, scoring in three finals.
And he needed to produce another miracle if he wanted his Juventus side to get past Lyon in the last-16.
Juve trailed Lyon 1-0 from their first leg and, when Memphis Depay put the French side ahead in Turin, Ronaldo’s side were staring defeat in the face.
But not if Ronaldo had anything to do with it.
He equalised with a penalty and then, in the second half, produced an incredible strike with his left foot to put the Old Lady within one goal of progressing to the quarter-finals.
Not only was it a sensational strike, but it was also pretty significant.
That’s because it was his 37th goal of the season which broke an all-time Juventus record for most goals in a single season.
Juve were founded 122 years ago…
It put Juve to within one goal of progressing to the quarter-finals of the competition.
But it wasn’t to be a repeat of his heroics against Atletico Madrid last season as he failed to grab a third as Lyon set up a last-eight clash with Manchester City.
Not that you can blame Ronaldo, though.
He’s produced a sensational season at the age of 35 but just didn’t get the help from his teammates that he needed.
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