Cristiano Ronaldo leaps half a body above the Sampdoria defender, to score the winner for Juventus in Seria A on December 18.
45 minutes, Alex Sandro cross from the left wing towards the far post of Sampdoria. The ball went so high that the home defender decided not to bounce. But Cristiano Ronaldo still rushed into the 5m50 area, jumped so high that his knee was almost equal to the opponent’s, then definitely increased the score to 2-1.
“The Portuguese superstar showed off his super sports ability. He jumped as high as 2m56, stopped in the air for 1.5 seconds, before scoring the winning match,” Sports Mail (UK) described.
Ronaldo jumped up to 2m56 high when he headed home to score
After the match, coach Maurizio Sarri constantly praised Ronaldo: “I have nothing to say about that goal of Ronaldo. I can not believe it is so beautiful. I had to swear off the border.”
Meanwhile, coach Sampdoria, Claudio Ranieri also expressed admiration: “Ronaldo did what we often see in the American Professional Basketball (NBA). He seemed to stop in the air for an hour and a half. Admiring that goal, you can say nothing but congratulating Ronaldo”.
After the match, Ronaldo posted a shot high on the head of defender Sampdoria on his personal Twitter page, with the caption: “CR7 Air Jordan”. This is an expression used by fans to talk about basketball legend Michael Jordan before he scored every time.
In the second half, Ronaldo was also denied a goal against Sampdoria for offside. Even so, his head-on masterpiece still helped “Old Lady” to the top of the table, with three points more than Inter and played more than one match.
Yesterday was also a special day for goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. He equaled Paolo Maldini’s record 647 matches in Serie A, and surpassed Alessando Del Piero in the number of games played in Serie A for Juventus (479 matches).