Ronaldo wants Real Madrid to sign Juventus star Miralem Pjanic

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Real Madrid Champions League

Ronaldo wants Real Madrid to sign Juventus star Miralem Pjanic

Ronaldo has 432 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions, but this one was among his best.

The goal was so good that even the Juventus fans rose to applaud Ronaldo - after previously jeering his every touch.

If actions speak louder than words, then the bewildered gesture from veteran Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli adequately describes Cristiano Ronaldo's utter brilliance as he scored his second goal last night for Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Pjanic, who was unavailable as Juventus lost 3-0 to Real in the Champions League on Tuesday night, has forged a reputation as one of the world's best midfielders.

Zidane, who in his time too had scored some epic goals, will be ecstatic to see his main man of the team deliver a performance like that.

Ronaldo slotted himself in the Champions League record books once again as he officially scored in 10 consecutive games with his penultimate goal in the second minute.

"I've been looking for it for a long time but they are part of the game".

Real scored their first goal with nonchalant ease when Ronaldo was left unmarked in the penalty area and defender Andrea Barzagli, 36, acknowledged it was his mistake. It just came to me to give it a go, you always have to try it. "To be applauded in a stadium like this, which has been graced by so many great players, was a top moment for me".

Ronaldo had already converted Isco's cross to open the scoring and Marcelo wrapped up the win late on after Juventus striker Paulo Dybala had been sent off.

"This has never happened in my career so far but I'm so happy".

"This was one of the nicest moments", he said.

Reacting to the fans' gesture, Ronaldo told reporters, "I have to say thank you, Grazie, to all the supporters of Juventus".

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