Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Knuckleball' Technique Is Actually Ridiculous And Still Needs Explaining
Cristiano Ronaldo's ridiculous 'knuckleball' technique still needs explaining.
The Portuguese superstar has become famous for his 'knuckleball' technique after scoring free-kicks for the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid.
And he put it to the test during a training session with Juventus as he struck the ball in a way which produced an incredible swazz on the ball.
But even Ronaldo has his off days as former Real Madrid teammate Rafael van der Vaart recalls: "I remember one time we had training - he didn't train that well - and after he took like 20 balls to practice his free kicks," he said in 2018.
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Let me tell you about @Cristiano & his free kicks: "this is the way i do it" :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: #Ronaldo #PORESP #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/sCvyDf0LQE
- Rafael van der Vaart (@rafvdvaart) June 15, 2018
The Dutchman continued: "He was hitting them and they went everywhere, but not to the target. I took one ball, I kicked it in and I said: 'This is how you should do it.'
"The next game, free kick. I said, 'Can I take it?' He said, 'No, I'm going to do this.' He hit from 30 metres and it went into the top corner - fantastic. And he said, 'This is the way I do it!'"
On this day, In 2013 Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 with a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo including an outrageous Knuckleball FK from Ronaldo and a goal from Gonzalo Higuain.pic.twitter.com/tiT7U8RIrY
- Raj (@Cristianologyx7) April 14, 2020
The 35-year-old has mastered the skill as he enjoys another prolific season for Juventus.
He has weighed in with an impressive 21 Serie A goals ahead of the restart of Italy's top flight.