The untouchable Ronaldo

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Champions League quarter-final first leg, Real Madrid at Juventus, Turin. With one goal already to his name, Ronaldo scores a second, a remarkable overhead 'bicycle' kick.



The scene

The action

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"AFP deployed four photographers at the stadium, capturing the magic moment in nano-second perfection. 
The photo went viral and hit front pages on five continents. 
The picture was downloaded more than 400 times in a few days on AFP Forum."  

The Portuguese striker's shot, taken with the ball 2.35 metres in the air and with his back to goal, is pure theatrical perfection from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.


AFP's plan

The legend


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AFP sportswriters describe Ronaldo's status in football through his talent, longevity, huge self-regard and successes with club and country. They note that the star had until now lacked only one thing - a goal as legendary as the man himself.

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