Cristiano Ronaldo’s Goal Against FC Porto Was So Good He Got A Copy On DVD
It's a stadium that holds great memories for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner. The last time Ronaldo faced the Primeira Liga side, back in April 2009, he scored a 40-yard pile-driver to put Manchester United ahead in the quarter-final stage of the Champions League.
In the sixth minute of the tie, Brazilian midfielder Anderson found Ronaldo in space. Seconds after receiving the ball from distance, he unleashed an absolute rocket from range, leaving Porto goalkeeper Helton with no chance between the sticks.
The shot was clocked at 64.2mph as it nestled into the top corner. That's one hell of a strike.
The last time Cristiano Ronaldo faced FC Porto in the Champions League.- The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) February 17, 2021
HE DID THIS. :fire:
Faces them again tonight. pic.twitter.com/vyLPqam6IE
It was a goal he would call the best of his career. [That's until he scored that overhead-kick against Juventus]. In fact, Ronaldo was so delighted with his effort that he got a copy of the goal made on DVD so he could watch it over and over again.
Cristiano Ronaldo won his only career Puskas award in 2009 for that incredible strike against Porto. pic.twitter.com/QJtgVYv6PJ- Gracias Cris (@TheCristianoFan) April 15, 2018
The goal was praised by many, including former teammate Ryan Giggs, who said the goal showed him that Ronaldo could become the best player in the world.
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"There was that goal he scored against Porto, he was about 40 yards out. It was an unbelievable, unbelievable goal." Giggs told Super Six.
"To go back to Portugal against one of his rivals when he was growing up, there have been three or four times on a pitch where I have gone 'Wow' and that was one of them."
Sir Alex Ferguson later described the goal as "sensational" and admitted he "would have to go a long way back in the memory bank" to find another one like that.
Cristiano Ronaldo's favourite goals:- TeamCRonaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) February 29, 2020
• Porto (2009 UCL).
• Juventus (2018 UCL).
• Portsmouth (2008 PL).
• Osasuna (2012 La Liga).
Unbelievable goals, many incredible goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in his career, here are a selection of one of his best. pic.twitter.com/ITOnf8qu73
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