Other-worldly Ronaldo thrills Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo is 'from another galaxy' according to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane in the wake of his latest match-winning heroics.
The Portuguese scored both goals as Real Madrid edged out Eibar in La Liga on Saturday. Ronaldo has scored in his last seven appearances in all competitions.
After Eibar had started brightly, Ronaldo fired Madrid in front when he latched onto a pass from Luka Modric.
The hosts were back on terms through Ivan Ramis five minutes after the break and there were chances at both ends before Ronaldo bulleted home a header five minutes from time to give Madrid all three points.
He is from another galaxy.Zinedine Zidane
He was on the scoresheet in midweek as the European champions dumped Paris St Germain from the Champions League with a 2-1 second leg success in France.
Despite feeding on scraps, Ronaldo can supply goals on demand, says Zidane.
"He is from another galaxy," said the Madrid boss.
"What he has is so positive - he knows he is going to score. He is a different player, special. His stats speak for themselves.
"We did not play at our best, but Cristiano knows what to do – with few chances he can score many goals."
Modric returned from a hamstring injury and was Madrid's star performer throughout the game. Zidane is thrilled to have Croatian playmaker back in harness.
"Luka was out for almost three weeks, came back and played very well," he said.
"He is a very important player for us. When you have problems in a game, he never gets nervous. Normally he should not have played the entire game, but in the end he played it all and did well."
Real Madrid are 4/6 to win a third successive European crown this season. Barcelona are 12121/1 for Champions League glory, with Manchester City 12121/1.
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