Watch all the highlights of goals and key plays as Real Madrid routs Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.

By Avi Creditor
April 03, 2018

Juventus thought it had seen enough of Cristiano Ronaldo after last season's Champions League final. It most certainly feels that way now.

Ronaldo delivered two goals, including a sensational bicycle kick that even brought Juventus supporters to their feet, in a 3-0 Real Madrid rout in the first leg of the quarterfinals in Turin. Marcelo tallied the third for Real Madrid, which came after Paulo Dybala was sent off, leaving Juventus shorthanded for its comeback attempt in the second leg.

Ronaldo, who scored two goals in that final last season, burned Juventus once again early on Tuesday. He stabbed home a goal in the third minute off a perfect cross from Isco, scoring for a record 10th straight match in the Champions League to give Real Madrid a crucial away goal and a 1-0 lead.

Juventus went in search of an immediate equalizer, and it nearly came in the seventh minute, with Dybala having a close-range effort blocked by a last-ditch, sliding Sergio Ramos tackle.

Juventus thought it had the equalizer again in the 22nd minute, only to be robbed by a sprawling Keylor Navas, with the Costa Rican goalkeeper keeping out a Gonzalo Higuain volley off a free kick from point-blank range.

Twice late in the first half Juventus had penalty shouts unheard, both times with Casemiro in the crosshairs. After a close call on a handball, Dybala went down in the box under pressure from the Brazilian midfielder, but the Juve forward was instead shown a yellow card for simulation.

Ronaldo came inches wide of doubling Real Madrid's lead at the start of the second half, whipping a right-footed chance across the goal mouth and just far of the left post, which Gianluigi Buffon beaten on the opportunity.

Real Madrid was given another dose of bad news in the 55th minute, when Ramos bumped Dybala from behind and conceded a free kick in a dangerous spot. The yellow card rules Ramos out of the second leg, due to accumulation. Fortunately for Real Madrid, Dybala's ensuing free kick took a harsh deflection and went wide of the post, with a helpless Navas rooted to the ground on the other end of the goal.

Ronaldo put Juventus to the sword about 10 minutes later. After Buffon had recovered from being out of position to rob Lucas Vazquez with a flying save, Ronaldo connected on a picture-perfect bicycle kick to make it 2-0 Real Madrid. The goal was so impactful, Juventus fans applauded throughout their home stadium.

Moments later, Dybala was sent off for a rash challenge, sending Juventus down to 10 men and ruling the Argentine out of the second leg.

Juventus couldn't control the damage from there. Ronaldo played Marcelo through for a close-range chance, with the Brazilian fullback tapping home after Buffon whiffed coming off his line, making it 3-0 on the day.

Ronaldo and Real Madrid had plenty of chances to extend the lead further, toying with Juventus down the stretch. The last came in stoppage time, with a cross finding an open Ronaldo in the center of the box, where he put his chance off the mark.


Here were the lineups for both teams:

The second leg of the quarterfinals will be played at Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, April 11.

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