Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Juventus fans who applauded his bicycle kick

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Ronaldo broke yet another record last night by becoming the first player ever to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games, and took his tally this season to 39 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo's second was indeed sensational, yet his first - after three minutes - was perhaps more significant, making him the first player to score in ten successive UEFA Champions League matches.

Many are calling Ronaldo's effort one of the best in Champions League history, and even home fans inside the Juventus Stadium were on their feet applauding the Portuguese star.

"You can say he's one of the most attractive players in the history of football", said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. Football is a show and when there is a moment like this one, it is correct to applaud.

After the game, Zinedine Zidane said: "Cristiano Ronaldo is different".

Cristiano now has the bicycle kick that he had so craved; the only goal that was missing from his illustrious, extensive collection.

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"We played against champions of an incredible level".

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted he was amazed by Ronaldo's ability. He always has a great desire to do great things in the Champions League, he never gets exhausted of doing what he does. I'm annoyed about the third goal we conceded.

Executing this skill on one of the biggest stages in world football is classic Ronaldo, as he's developed a deserved reputation as a man who performs at his best under the brightest lights.

I met a friend after the game last night.

Real Madrid won the match, 3-0. It's a goal that is sure to see yet further football fans from every corner of the globe become devotees of Los Blancos. Ronaldo would go on to score a penalty in extra-time as Real beat city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the final to claim their 10th European Cup or Champions League title. Not Ronaldo, though, and we should have seen it coming for one key reason. "I want to thank all the Italians who were here in the stadium and applauded me". Dani Carvajal lifted a cross to the Portuguese, who soared in the air and sent a flying acrobatic kick past Gianluigi Buffon, who had no chance. Having scored two fairly simple goals to wrap up an already comprehensive victory, Ronaldo saved the best until injury-time.

"Cristiano Ronaldo can now leave the Earth and start playing against the Martians, he has done everything here!" tweeted Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa.