He finished runner-up to Lionel Messi as World Soccer Player of the Year, but Cristiano Ronaldo is still our top choice. This year he has been spectacular in the Champions League, scoring some incredible goals along the way. Here’s the best goals the Real Madrid superstar has amazed us with this season.
We’ve just run out of superlatives to describe Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, and his talents on the soccer field. Real Madrid’s talisman has been simply sensational again this year in the Champions League, firing in 16 goals in just 11 games as Real blitzed their way to the final. Some of the goals he’s scored in the competition have been nothing short of miraculous too, as he tops the leading scorers list. Here’s his best goals so far.
Malmo Vs. Real Madrid, Sept. 30, 2015.
The Malmo defense, in their ultimate wisdom, left Cristiano to his own devices and that’s never a wise thing to do. Isco found him unmarked with just the goalkeeper to beat. He steadied himself before rifling the ball in the back of the net. It was epic because it was his 500th career goal. Incredible!
Real Madrid Vs. Malmo, Dec. 8, 2015
Malmo just must be sick of the sight of Cristiano! In their second Champions League group game, Real smashed the Swedish team 8-0, with the Portuguese wizard scoring 4 goals. This was the pick of them, a powerful free kick that whizzed past the the poor goalie.
Roma Vs. Real Madrid, Feb. 17 , 2016
This perfectly highlighted everything great about Cristiano. His pace to run onto the ball at lightning speed, a quick trick to turn the defender to make space for a shot and then BOOM! He arrows the ball past the hapless Roma goalkeeper. This goal set Real on their way to beating the Italian giants on their own soil in the second round and what a goal it was!
Real Madrid Vs. Wolfsburg, April 12, 2016
Not only is he amazing with his feet, the 6’1″ soccer stud is great with his head too. Look how high Cristiano jumps to steer this header past the goalkeeper, in what was a crucial goal. Real were losing the tie after a 2-0 first leg defeat, but this goal came to the rescue and leveled matters.
If these strikes are anything to go by, Real’s Champions League opposition Atletico Madrid must be quaking in their boots. They must be wondering how they will keep him quiet!
HollywoodLifers, what was your favorite Cristiano goal this season in the Champions League? Which one do you think is the best? Tell us what you think below!