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Ronaldo's Goal In Porto Wasn't That Good

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning goal scored in Porto won the Puskas Goal of the Year trophy at FIFA's awards gala. That effort sealed United's place in the semi-final of the Champions League and was truly a special goal.

But it wasn't as good as, say, Wolfsburg striker Grafite's mazy run through the Bayern defence, concluded with a classy finish. Ronaldo simply picked up the ball in acres of space and unleashed it from a long way out. He hit it sweetly and it flew into the net but these goals are so overrated in every goal competition.

'If you asked me how to score a goal like that I wouldn`t be able to tell you.

'It`s just hitting it hard and seeing the net billow, that`s all.'


Ronaldo's own words. It was a great, magnificent goal, no doubt but it wasn't even the best Manchester United goal of the season. That award should go to another Ronaldo effort: his second at the Emirates stadium where his flick-on right in front of United's penalty area launched a sweeping counter-attack which he finished expertly after a lung-busting sprint through the length of the pitch.

But hey, I won't complain that a Manchester United goal was voted the best of 2009. It's just that I, personally, feel that there were better ones.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 22 2009

Time: 8:52PM

Your Comments

im a villa fan, one secondon your only saying this coz hes left, if he still here you wouldnt...
Tr1dent
Zae your chatting rubbish mate. That goal was truly class.
NotoriousRedDevil
Well, Zae I agree with you (for once). Essien's was waaay better. The only reason why CR NINE won it was because he's got so many female fans who voted for him..
JT_daniel
Well have a word with your sister then!
NotoriousRedDevil
Zae, if CRonaldo was still at Manure would you be saying the same thing?
LifeLongBlue
All the Very Best wishes for Christmas from the Vital Manchester City fans
Buzz Lightyear
Zae last year you were probably saying it was, but in my opinion it wasnt, essiens goal in the CL semi-final, left foot volley from outside the box, class!!!
westlondonblue
 

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