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3 best Cristiano Ronaldo performances of 2018

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Real Madrid v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Final
Real Madrid v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Final

2018 turned out to be another good year for the Portugal International who initially led Real Madrid to yet another Champions League triumph and later decided to move to Italy to face a new challenge.

His move to Juventus shocked many of his fans and it came out of the blue. Juventus paid around 100 million euros which made him the expensive 30-year-old plus player in football and it was also more than what was paid by Real Madrid to sign him from Manchester United.

Ronaldo ended the 2017/18 season as the leading goal scorer in Champions League and eventually won his fifth Champions League title. In total, he has scored 43 goals in all competitions at the club level in 2018 and also racked up 14 assists.

It has barely been four months since his arrival at Juventus and he has already set several records during this short period. Without much ado, let us take a quick look at three of his splendid displays in 2018.

#3 Real Madrid 6-3 Girona, 19 March 2018

This was one of those nights when everything Ronaldo touched turned into goals. He scored four and assisted one as the high-scoring game ended 6-3 in favor of Los Blancos.

Cristiano opened the scoring in 11th minute with a neat finish with his left foot and netted his second of the night with another left-foot finish which struck the crossbar and found its way in. He contributed to the home side's third goal by teeing up the ball for Lucas Vazquez who placed the ball into the right bottom corner.

Ronaldo completed his hat-trick in the 64th minute by tapping in the rebound off Benzema's shot with his right foot. The ex-Madrid forward is known for his hungriness for goals and without switching off after his hat-trick, he scored his fourth goal of the game with a calm finish with his right foot in the dying minutes of the game.

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