New footage shows ex-Juventus star Gianluigi Buffon showing class as he gives Cristiano Ronaldo a thumbs up right after then Real Madrid man scored incredible bicycle kick
- Cristiano Ronaldo scored one of the goals of last season against Juventus
- It has emerged Gianluigi Buffon responded by giving the forward a thumbs up
- Ronaldo ranked it as one of the best strikes he has ever managed to pull off
It was one of the goals of last season — and it has now emerged that it had an unlikely fan.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s bicycle kick for Real Madrid against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League semi-final won UEFA’s goal of the season award.
The reaction to the strike from the Juventus faithful had a part to play in the Portuguese player’s summer move to Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his spectacular overhead kick against Juventus last season
They ended up giving him a standing ovation due to the impressive nature of the goal.
But it was not just those of a black and white persuasion in the stands who saluted the experienced forward.
Gianluigi Buffon was in net when Ronaldo scored the brilliant goal and new footage has emerged of his reaction, which is unlikely for someone in his position.
The Italian goalkeeper, who now plays for Paris Saint-Germain, gave Ronaldo a thumbs up after the goal.
Gianluigi Buffon surprisingly reacted in a classy way, giving the forward a thumbs up
Ronaldo himself was a huge fan of the strike, and ranked it as the best of his career so far.
He told Real Madrid TV: ‘This was spectacular, I jumped very high, so obviously it’s a goal that stays in the memory and is surely my best goal.’
Ronaldo and Juventus take on SPAL in Serie A on Saturday in their first game after the international break.
The two also embraced after the game as they reacted in a positive manner to each other