Champions League returned on Tuesday night and Madrid hammered Juventus away from home courtesy of a Ronaldo Masterclass.
Here, Brila.net is sharing a few points you may have missed as you get carried away with the Cristiano Ronaldo’s early brilliant effort.
(1) Ronaldo continues to break his own recordsCristiano Ronaldo has now scored 22 goals in Champions League quarter-finals, the same total that Juventus have scored in this stage of the competition.
Ronaldo is also the first player in Champions League history to score in 10 consecutive games (16 goals).
On top of that, the Real Madrid forward has scored in each of his six appearances against Juventus (10 goals).
(2) Dybala getting into a bad habitPaulo Dybala has enjoyed a fine third season at Italian champions Juventus but he does seem to have picked up a bad habit.
The game against Real Madrid on Tuesday night was his third of the season against Spanish opposition.
It was also the second game against teams from La Liga in which he has been accused on diving. In November against Barcelona, it was suggested he dived to try and win a penalty.
(3) Sergio Ramos receives his 400th bookingYou know what you get when you select Sergio Ramos in a starting line-up. You’ll get passion, hard work and even the occasional goal.
What you will also have to live with, however, is the ever-growing number of yellow cards dished out to the defender.
This time he went into the referee’s notebook for a blatant push on Dybala. It was his 400th yellow.
(4) Is Isco finally replicating national team form?There were some raised eyebrows when Isco got the nod to start against Juventus.
The accusation has been that Isco hasn’t played as well for Real Madrid as he has for Spain.
It is little harsh given it’s not often a player will score four goals in a game as he did in the 7-1 win over Argentina.
Indeed, he went a way to silencing his critics by performing a key role between midfield and attack, having a 100 percent pass completion record in the first half and nutmegging Douglas Costa.
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