Just when the entire critics of sports arena were speculating about the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo and were concerned with his age, he stood up to shut them all. Ronaldo was again at his incredible best when he scored the 100th Champions League goal for Real Madrid on Wednesday against PSG.
He became the first ever player score 100 Champions League goals for the same club when he converted a first-half penalty against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Portuguese-forward said that he stood out against PSG. “Whenever you score goals and the team wins, it is very special,” he added.
The 33-year-old is the competition’s highest all-time scorer, with Lionel Messi his closest rival on 97.
Real Madrid went under pressure after Adrien Rabiot’s opener which made PSG lead by 1-0, but the Portuguese forward and Marcelo gave Real a handy advantage. The first goal scored by Ronaldo from the penalty spot caused a bit of fuss online.
Initially, nothing seemed extraordinary about the strike but the closer inspection of his technique reveals its peculiarity.
Ronaldo’s left foot appears to plant next to the spot, causing the ball to pop and allow him to get a cleaner strike.
Rio Ferdinand claimed in the BT Sport studio, that it was nothing new from his former Manchester United team-mate as he used to practice the technique while playing for Manchester United too.