New Juventus man Cristiano Ronaldo is a favourite when it comes to getting nominated for awards and in the majority of these cases, the Portugal skipper ends with winning them. The latest in the long list is his nomination for the UEFA’s goal of the season award. The goal deemed worthy of it is his acrobatic finishing against his new club in the Champions League 2017/18 campaign in Turin, a tie his ex-team Real Madrid won 0-3. The goal was his second of the night in the first leg of the quarter-final tie playing against Juventus and is widely tipped to win the European goal of the season.
European football governing body UEFA nominates one goal from each of its 11 main competition over the past one year and the final selection is put to vote. Cristiano Rolando’s acrobatic bicycle kick where he leaped in mid-air between two defenders to fire home the goal when the ball was delivered clearly behind him was considered the best in the tournament. Lauren Hemp, This English Footballer Uses Her Butt to Score a World Cup Goal! Watch Viral Video of the Most Bizarre Goal Ever.
It must have been given a stiff competition considering Gareth Bale came up a with a wonder strike in the final win over Liverpool in an equal gravity-defying act. But there is a reason Cristiano Ronaldo is called the king of Europe and his dominance is quite palpable with him putting Gareth Bale off the limelight once again.
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A bicycle kick is one of the toughest skill to execute in the world of football and for a 33-year-old to do so, it becomes an even more arduous task. But then Cristiano Ronaldo is no ordinary player and his level of fitness puts even the youngsters to shame. During his recent medical held at Juventus base, the club doctors were astonished to find his parameters were at par with a 21-year-old. Mohamed Salah Allegedly Uses Cell Phone While Driving; Merseyside Police Forwards the Clip To the Relevant Department (Watch Video).
These are just some of the factors that make this phenomenal player come up with a bicycle kick in one of the most crucial matches for his club. The voting for the UEFA goal of the year closes on the 27th August and the fans can go and select their winner at UEFA’s official website.