Allegri: You have to applaud Ronaldo after wondergoal

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Allegri: You have to applaud Ronaldo after wondergoal

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in yesterday's quarter-final first leg.

The Portuguese global brace last night against Juventus now means he has scored in every round of this seasons Champions League, and it would take a courageous man to bet against him keeping that run up all the way to the final in May.

With Real Madrid already up a goal, Ronaldo volleyed a cross with a perfectly timed bicycle kick for a goal. In total he has scored 649 goals in 904 professional appearances for club and country. "You can only congratulate him for what he's doing at present", Allegri said.

Said Allegri: "We had defended very well and allowed Real very little until their second goal. Now it will be impossible".

"Step by step", he warned of talk about a third straight Champions League title.

The 33-year-old Ronaldo, who has scored the most goals in the Champions League, has netted 24 in his last 14 matches in Europe's top club competition.

The five-time world footballer of the year has now scored in his last six matches against veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, netting nine in total.

"Well, for me it was an unbelievable moment", Ronaldo said.

"The 3-0 result is disappointing, above all as Sergio Ramos will be suspended for the second leg, so with 2-0 we could've had some hope".

Real Madrid pair Marcelo and Carvajal were picked to play either side of a three-man backline with Barça's Pique - the team's other scorer on the night - in the centre.

Lionel Messi is regarded as the greatest footballer of all time but even he can not claim to have decided so numerous biggest games all by himself over the last few years. Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport emblazoned "CRWOW!" on their cover, "From Another Planet" was the headline in French paper L'Équippe, an angle replicated across the continent, such as in Spain's AS which went with: "What Planet Did You Come From?" "Cristiano is in good form at the moment". I am happy for him. "We need to enjoy tonight, but then think about the hard work ahead of next week because Juve won't give up".

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