The chance looked to be gone. Vasquez had struck a shot but Buffon managed to claw the ball away to safety. The ball fell out to the right and a ball was clipped to the edge of the box by Carvajal. Ronaldo readied himself and leapt to the air to spectacularly volley an overhead kick into the back of the net.
Such was the majesty of the goal that the Juventus fans stood up to applaud the Portugese's strike. The Bianconeri showed their class with their reaction to the goal, fan footage showing the Italians magnanimity the aftermath of Ronaldo's heroics:
Ronaldo goal from the stands. The craziest thing? Watch the Juventus fans stand up immediately to appreciate it. Spectacular scenes. ?? pic.twitter.com/iqVqHkjTiL
— Connor (@TikiTakaConnor) April 3, 2018
These reactions are amazing. pic.twitter.com/LnFoL93trZ
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) April 3, 2018
Juventus fans giving Ronaldo a standing ovation tonight (Via @gmvalenza)... pic.twitter.com/DGHhBXj5dw
— talkingbaws.com (@talkingbaws) April 3, 2018
Ronaldo just made your MCM fanbase give him standing ovation in their own backyard. Tears in my eyes SIIIIIIIIUUUUUU??? pic.twitter.com/a5yrX4Wwlf
— 7?? (@ltsRonaldoFC) April 3, 2018
The entire Juventus stadium applauding Cristiano Ronaldo after his stunning goal. Respect. pic.twitter.com/n1c1fuDmWd
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) April 3, 2018
Madrid won the tie 3-0 in the end and with the form Ronaldo showed tonight, you wouldn't put it past the forward adding a few more worldies in the return leg.