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The Audacity of Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo again displayed why he is considered one of the best soccer players in the game today. Not just for his goal scoring ability, but for the cheekiness of the goals in his repertoire. In Real Madrid’s 1-0 win against Rayo Vallecano, Ronaldo scores an unbelievable backheel goal after receiving the ball from a corner kick. Going away from goal, he surprisingly backheels the ball past defenders and the goalkeeper. After the match, he admitted that “a backheel is always difficult,” and modestly continued, “It was a great goal but I’m not sure if it was the best of my career — I have to see it again on TV.”

For all who saw it, including the announcer, it was one of the best of our soccer-watching lives.


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