Cape Town - Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri
admits he can only praise the talent of Cristiano Ronaldo after his sensational
goal in Real Madrid's 3-0 win on Tuesday.
Los Merengues have one foot in the UEFA
Champions League semi-finals after beating Juve by three goals in Turin.
Ronaldo opened the scoring when he poked
home Isco's cross in the third minute, but it was his second strike that left
the crowd in awe.
In the 64th minute, Daniel Carvajal chipped
in a cross from the right and found Ronaldo who showed exceptional technique to
double the lead with an acrobatic overhead kick that left Gianluigi Buffon with
The victory was capped off in the 72nd
minute when Marcelo netted the visitors' third.
Allegri was disappointed to suffer such a
heavy defeat at home but could only congratulate Ronaldo for his world class
“I don’t know if Cristiano’s goal is the
best in the history of football but it’s certainly an extraordinary goal. You
can only congratulate him for what he’s doing at present,” Allegri said,
according to The Guardian.
“However, I am disappointed about the third
goal, because at that point we still could have turned the tie in the second leg.
Now it will be impossible.”
The return leg will be played at the Santiago
Bernabeu on Wednesday, April 11.
Kick-off is at 20:45 (SA time).