Zinedine Zidane joked his volley in the 2002 Champions League Final was ‘better’ than Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick for Real Madrid against Juventus.
Such was the impact of Ronaldo’s overhead kick that it prompted applause from Juve fans, but Zidane scored a similarly-memorably goal against Bayer Leverkusen 16 years ago, hooking home a first-time volley.
“We had a great game,” said the Coach after Madrid’s 3-0 win in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg.
“Winning here 0-3 isn’t easy. We suffered a bit because we needed to. After that, we knew that we could make it difficult for any team with our attacking ability.
“Ronaldo? He’s in a very good run of form and his teammates are very happy with him. We have to savour tonight.
“We also have to remember that in the second leg, we have to work hard because Juve won’t give up.
“Ronaldo’s overhead kick? My goal in Glasgow was better than his! Isco? He was very important between the lines. The first goal came from him.
“I’m happy for his performance and that of the entire team.”