There should not be complexes anymore. There should not be fear to say it. Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world. This is shown in the big days, in the decisive moments, those in which only the elect are destined to become eternal. Portuguese is the history of football, an endless machine, a life insurance, a gigantic portent. In Turin he achieved ecstasy. A goal from Chile raised the sky in Europe. The Juventus crowd stood up and applauded him. He thanked him. It was his great night. [Así te hemos contado el Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid]
Real Madrid crushed Juventus in a game that is already football history. The whites summed up their history in Turin. After winning three European Cups in four years, he gave Europe a total match. This meeting will be studied. Three goals, two shots on the post, a multitude of occasions, insulting superiority and a result to seal the pass to the semifinals. And the rival was the champion of Italy, a team so historic that makes the feat bigger. It is the club that last year thrashed Barcelona (3-0) in this same round.
Turquoise blue, Real Madrid was put to the top of glory with an exhibition for centuries to come. We had to rub our eyes to accept what happened in Turin. Zidane's team put on the European suit, pulled out the roller and crushed Juventus. A 0-3 with which Real Madrid live a very happy days. They have earned it. They are fans of the best team in the world
And in front of it all, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. All those who doubted, let out a whistle and even laughed at him not only must ask for forgiveness, but they will have to fulfill a penance. What else do you want? What else do you have to do? 10 goals last year between the quarterfinals, semifinals and final. This year, three to PSG. Two are already going to Juventus. And still someone has doubts?
Cristiano has won everything. He even managed a Euro Cup with Portugal, in another of those feats that even the most critical of Portuguese can not hide. And after making so much history, it does not slow down. The legendary qualifier stays until small to define his match in Turin. Two goals, one Chilean for the memory, applauded by a fan as huge as Juventus and confirmation of what it is: the most decisive and relevant player in the world.
Cristiano had overtaken Real Madrid in minute 3 with a first shot after a good pass from Isco. It was the umpteenth appearance of Ronaldo, who does not miss a big date. However, the best was yet to come. After the team of Zidane, who was also immense in his reading of the match, suffered with some approach from Juventus, Cristiano wanted to make more history. It is difficult, but he succeeds.
His Chilean goal can be the frame. If Real Madrid wins this Champions League, there is no doubt that this Chilean will be like Zidane's volley in 2002. It will be an incongruous shot, the one that represents the best of this club, the best of all. Carvajal's perfect pass was made by Cristiano, who finally made his dream goal. So much time trying to score Chile's goal to finish it in a unique scenario.
There was still time for the Portuguese to give the third goal to Marcelo, who completed the party of an immense team. Madrid in Champions is not human. Kroos and Kovacic both gave shots to the crossbar and even Cristiano pardoned the hat-trick. Maybe they will not believe it, but the 0-3 fell short.
This Juventus – Real Madrid is football history. The day that Turin stood up to applaud Cristiano Ronaldo, the best soccer player, the endless machine, the most decisive player in history. Stand up, no matter the colors. Madrid and Cristiano, for the thirteenth. And in what way.