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5 bicycle-kick goals that compare to Cristiano Ronaldo's

  • As good as Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Juventus was, we have indeed witnessed bicycle kick goals of similar calibre. Here's 5 of them.
Rupam Nag
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 15:29 IST

Juventus v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One
Cristiano Ronaldo with his incredible bicycle kick

Cristiano Ronaldo provided yet another "wow" moment for his fans to cherish last week, when he unleashed one of the most sublime overhead kicks football has ever witnessed. It was one of those moments where time seems to just stop, and you can do nothing but watch, and bow down in appreciation if it goes in.

Ronaldo's goal was so beautiful, that it compelled even the Juventus fans to applaud the Portuguese - despite their team trailing 2-0 at the time.

That goal led many of the football fans to argue if it was the best overhead kick one has ever seen. Today, we look into the football archives to try to do just that...

While the quality a goal possesses is always open to debate, here's 5 bicycle-kicks we think are right up there with Cristiano's. Level of difficulty, the importance of the game, and skill-set of the player are some of the factors considered when choosing the following goals.

#5 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United vs Manchester City)

A Manchester derby locked at 1-1, and either team looking for an inspiration from just about anywhere. A City win would've spiced up the title race, as the Blues would have been only two points behind leaders United had they found a winner. Occasions don't get much bigger than this.

In such circumstances, almost inevitably, it was Wayne Rooney who stepped up, and how! The Englishman crept in between Micah Richards and Vincent Kompany and was then found by a delightful Nani cross, which he did full justice to. A finish you could watch over and over again, the goal was described perfectly by commentator Peter Drury:

What a goal! At what a time! In what a place!

Though it was only his 6th goal of the season, it gave United a massive three points, which helped them secure the title that season. Here's a clip in-case you want to relive what is one of the best moments in the history of Premier League football.

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Published 07 Apr 2018, 13:56 IST
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