We shouldn’t be too surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal last night because he’s scored that exact same goal before.
Whichever way you look at it, Ronaldo’s goal against Manchester United last night was superb.
The spring, height and lift he got to reach the cross made Patrice Evra look quite frankly, ridiculous.
The only downside to that goal for Ronaldo is that he had to resist every urge in his body to fly off celebrating it because it came against the team he still clearly admires and cares for.
Now, United fans will remember the goal he scored against Chelsea in the 2008 Champions League final.
It was quite literally the same goal, all be it from a little closer in and he didn’t have to get up so high.
Considering his improvement since he joined Real Madrid in 2009, it’s no surprise that the goal last night was much better than his effort in the 2008 final.
However, for United fans, it wouldn’t have been a surprise that he was capable of that. We’ve put the two goals below for you to view.
Has he scored two better headers in his career?
image: © Jan Solo