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Apr 3, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Juventus Stadium
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Ronaldo (3', 64'), Marcelo (72')

Zinedine Zidane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo different to everyone else'

Zidane: 'Ronaldo different to everyone else'
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Zinedine Zidane is pleased with Real Madrid's "great performance" in their 3-0 win over Juventus and is delighted with the "different" class of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Zinedine Zidane has hailed Real Madrid's "great performance" in their 3-0 win over Juventus and paid tribute to the "different" class of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Los Blancos established a healthy lead in their Champions League quarter-final first leg in Turin, with Ronaldo scoring a brace before Marcelo wrapped up the victory.

The Portugal forward's second goal is especially noteworthy, a majestic bicycle kick from 12 yards out which left Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon motionless.

"It's not easy to put three goals past Juve on their own field," Real boss Zidane - a former Bianconeri star - is quoted by BBC Sport as saying.

"We put in a great performance, but Juve also did very well, put us under pressure and had the chances to score goals, but we were more clinical. Of course Juventus aren't happy with the result tonight, but I will always have Juve in my heart.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is different. He's a different player to everyone else and he always has this desire to do something extraordinary in the Champions League, he never rests on his laurels. His overhead kick was remarkable, yet he missed two much easier chances. That's football."

The second leg of the tie takes place at Real's Bernabeu home next Wednesday.


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