Even by Ronaldo's record-breaking standards, this one was special.
Even a partisan Juventus crowd couldn't hide its admiration.
"I am like everyone", Zidane said at a postgame news conference.
The Portuguese worldwide brace last night against Juventus now means he has scored in every round of this seasons Champions League, and it would take a fearless man to bet against him keeping that run up all the way to the final in May. It's a goal that is sure to see yet further football fans from every corner of the globe become devotees of Los Blancos. Hand to his head, a look of disbelief on his face at what he had just seen, he turned and bellowed his approval.
For the Old Lady, the 3-0 scoreline does not paint a just picture of the match, as for significant periods of the game they were pressuring Madrid and creating chances.
Speaking to UEFA's website after the final whistle, Ronaldo said the reaction was unique.More news: Spider-Man PS4 Has MJ As Playable Character, 30FPS And No Microtransactions
Zidane himself, scorer of another from the pantheon of great goals 16 years ago in the Champions League final for Real against Bayer Leverkusen, said "he's a different player to everyone else".
Real Madrid's No7 remains the king of the Europe - but the man wearing the number now is in a league all of his own.
The veteran defender played the full 90 minutes as the Serie A champions were beaten 3-0 on home soil in the first leg of the quarter-final tie.
"You can only congratulate him for what he's doing at present". "The longer he's with us, the better".
Meanwhile Franck Ribery inspired Bayern Munich came from behind to take control of their Champions League quarter-final with Sevilla.
Ribery and Thiago represent Bayern Munich in the midfield of this XI alongside Sevilla's hard-working Sarabia, and the deliverer of Liverpool's second-goal rocket, Oxlade-Chamberlain.More news: Ex-spy poisoning row: Britain unable to identify source of nerve agent
Footballing sensation Cristiano Ronaldo's wonderful goal in the Champions League quarterfinal with Juventus Football Club SPA had a huge impact on its stocks.
Having got the away goal, Real Madrid was seemingly content to sit back and hit Juventus on the counter and the Spanish side nearly doubled its lead 10 minutes from the break when Toni Kroos' fierce effort crashed off the crossbar from 25 yards.
The Portugal captain has now tallied in 10 straight matches, nudging him ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy who scored in nine straight. He had already hit a brace against both FC Zurich and Marseille before striking twice more against the French side at the Stade Velodrome. Ronaldo's angled drive flashed just past the left post, while Dybala's free kick was deflected narrowly over the bar with Navas wrong-footed. "I think we should think about the second leg now".
Twitter users quickly heaped praise on what some of them described as an "outrageous and beautiful" goal by Ronaldo.
'When I was a kid, I liked Juventus and the fact their fans have applauded me will stay with me.
They were still on their feet moments later when Dybala was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Dani Carvajal. The ball then went flying past a flat-footed Gianluigi Buffon.More news: FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe storms possible Wednesday
However, the limelight was on Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday, who after starting off poorly in the season, continued to change the trend with dramatic performances.
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