Ronaldo’s goal against Juventus emerges best
Champions League goal
– Ronaldo wins best Champions League goal for the 2017/18 season
– His over-head kick against Juventus in Turin won the award
– Gareth Bale’s goal against Liverpool in the final came second
Real Marid’s Cristiano Ronaldo emerges top of UEFA’s list of the best Champions League goals of the 2017/18 campaign.
The Portuguese beat out competition from his team-mate Gareth Bale who scored a spectacular volley against Liverpool.
Ronaldo produced a stunning effort from Dani Carvajal’s cross which was similarly an acrobatic strike but with a lower trajectory and more power.
Many hailed it as the greatest Champions League goal of all time ahead of Zinedine Zidane’s volley in the 2002 final.
The rankings were determined by a six-man committee of UEFA Technical Observers that include ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes, former Inter Milan defender Christian Chivu and current Latvia manager Mixu Paatelainen.
Ronaldo and Bale finished first and second respectively ahead of Gonzalo Higuain’s volley from a free-kick for Juventus against Tottenham in the last 16.
Antoine Griezmann’s bicycle kick for Atletico Madrid against Roma in the group stage is fourth ahead of Edin Dzeko’s powerful volley for Roma at Chelsea.
Ronaldo and Bale both have a second goal included in the list. The Welshman’s side-footed volley away at Borussia Dortmund came sixth while Ronaldo’s curling effort in the home game against the same team was ranked 10th.
Fred’s free-kick for Shakhtar Donetsk against Roma in the last 16 was seventh while Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne made the eighth position for a long-range strike.
Lorenzo Insigne’s goal for Napoli against Shakhtar is chosen ninth by UEFA’s team of independent panelists.
Ronaldo finished as the top scorer in this season’s competition with 15 goals as Madrid defended won the title for the third successive season.
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