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The home fans go silent for a second, and then a vast majority of them stand up, adjust their raincoats and start applauding. Down on the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo runs towards the left corner but he doesn’t complete his typical ‘jump, twirl in the air and land with both legs kilometres apart with hands by the side’ celebrations.
Instead, he just looks up at the stands, celebrates with his team mates, then looks up at the rest of the stadium and gestures in appreciation for the applause he was receiving from the Juventus fans. His manager, Zinedine Zidane seems to have finally completed the process of crossing the boundary between manager and fan.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s bicycle kick has basically made whatever else happened in this match seem absolutely redundant.
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