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.