Cristiano Ronaldo was at his best once again. This time, Faroe Islands were the sorry victims.
The 32-year-old winger granted Portugal the lead with a sublime bicycle kick on the 3rd minute and that has got Twitter buzzing. From a clinical Bernardo Silva cross, the skipper could not announce his presence at the Estadio do Bessa in no other manner than with such a spectacular screamer.
After 7395873 bicycle kick goal attempts for Real Madrid, Cristiano finally does it! For Portugal… pic.twitter.com/yMSgmzEIWg
— Rk (@RkFutbol) August 31, 2017
For Cristiano’s fans around the globe, the “golazo” is enough reason to be proud of the superstar. However, it is important to note that the 2017 UEFA Best Player of the year has offered a lesson to all soccer lovers through the brilliant strike and that’s to never give up!
Indeed, the top icon has displayed persistence. Portugal’s favorite star has tried to score from a bicycle kick and finally, it came against the Landsliðið.
The top forward had a similar goal disallowed in a 3-0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier win against Azerbaijan. Interestingly, football fans still remember the incident and further reiterated that on Twitter. In a trolling mode, some also reminded CR7 followers of how Los Blancos’ talisman has yearned for such a strike over the years. Enjoy the tweets below:
This isn't Ronaldo's only bicycle kick goal for Portugal tho. His first was against Azerbaijan earlier in his career https://t.co/k5zg4AXPDV
— Darth Hideous (@Darqseyd) August 31, 2017
he scored once but the red said it wasn't over the line which it was https://t.co/mlLe0kH1FW
— Roei Irani (@roeiirani) August 31, 2017
?? Cristiano Ronaldo's Bicycle Kick Goal For Portugal.
He Long Wanted To Score Like That! Hail King CR7, A Brace ??
— Tsamodimo Mothibedi (@DaddyChowChow) August 31, 2017
Ronaldo's tried that bicycle kick for 4 years now. Glad it worked against Faroe Islands.
— ali Z (@originalAZee) August 31, 2017
I think Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a scissor kick after 33 years of trying is more important than any transfer
— Ahmad (@ahmadf_o) August 31, 2017
Ronaldo's goal was clean. He finally got his bicycle kick goal that he's been looking for. Lol
— ¿ (@ThisKidVictor) August 31, 2017
I´ve been waiting for that moment for a long time ffs. Finally Ronaldo gets his bycicle-kick goal. And what a goal it was!
— JP (@Emperor_RM) August 31, 2017
That strike saw the Seleccao leader surpass Hungary legend Sandor Kocsis as the second player on Europe’s all-time top scorer list with 76 goals. Ronaldo added two more in the match to hit 78 international goals.
The European champions will be visitors to Hungary in their next 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Groupama Arena on September 3. That said, it offers the four-time Ballon d’Or winner another opportunity to up his international goal tally. Good luck champ and keep on being persistent!