The football world went wild following Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing overhead kick goal against Juventus in the first-leg of the Champions League quarter-final.
That goal by the Portuguese was a real piece of magic, and it was best explained by the standing ovation given him by the home fans at the Juventus stadium.
Many have said a lot about Ronaldo’s overhead kick goal and, in truth, it falls in the category of great goals ever to be scored in the Champions League.
However, there are goals that were scored by other players that are on a par or even probably better than that of the Real Madrid forward.
The technique, timing, and calculation needed to execute such a goal demands a combination of brain and talent – two attributes which Ronaldo combined to perfection in beating Buffon with his overhead kick goal.
Below are five overhead kick goals that are better than the one scored by Ronaldo’s against Juventus.
#5 Trevor Sinclair vs Barnsley
Former QPR striker Trevor Sinclair scored one of the most memorable goals in the history of the FA Cup when he scored with a looping overhead kick against Barnsley in a 4th round tie in 1997.
The former England international was on the receiving end of a poor cross from teammate John Spencer from the right side. However, the forward just managed to time the ball perfectly, before unleashing an overhead kick into the right corner.
Sinclair took that wonderful shot from outside the box, but the technique with which he struck the ball, coupled with the fact that his back was to the goal, made the strike special.
In fact, the distance was even farther than the goal which was scored by Cristiano Ronaldo against Juventus.