Cristiano scored twice to open his 2017/18 Champions League goals account in spectacular fashion against APOEL Nicosia.
Three points in the bag, three goals to cap off a good start and an ace display from CR7. Real Madrid fans witnessed another splendid rendition of Ronaldo’s brilliance at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos recorded a 3-0 triumph over their Cyprus opponents. The Portuguese international handed his team a brace before skipper Sergio Ramos completed the rout.
His teammates could not ignore praising the iconic number 7 for his perfect exhibition on Wednesday night as they spoke to reporters in the mixed zone. Well, after suffering draws in La Liga against Valencia and Levante, what more can we expect from the lads?
After the game, midfielder Dani Ceballos reminded football fans of what the superstar means to the Spanish champions. The former Beticos sensation who was also making his debut in the UCL attributed the win mostly to Ronaldo.
“We are always more comfortable with Cristiano on the field. He gives us the confidence that turns into the goals,” he said.
“He’s the soul of the team. He’s fundamental for us and in great shape. He had a good game and his ambition defines why he’s the best in the world.
For Brazilian player Casemiro, it’s quite uncomplicated to define CR7’s brilliance. In fact, after winning several titles with the Portuguese man, the defensive midfielder believes Ronaldo aids the club in competing for more glory.
“Speaking of Ronaldo is very easy; we know he’s the best in the world. It’s good to have him back looking strong.
“With his ability, we always want to have him available. His desire upfront helps us a lot,” the 25-year-old concluded.
Indeed, the four-time Champions League winner did the job for Zinedine Zidane’s outfit. Despite succeeding in the encounter, Cristiano admitted that they could have scored more.
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So that explains who the boss is; desire, ambition, determination and of course quality. Certainly, that’s what his teammates admire about him. We await his first Spanish Primera Division fixture on September 20 as Los Merengues welcome Real Betis at home.