There might not be anybody left in the world who hasn’t seen this goal. Fair enough, it’s pretty special.
However, Spanish television ran a feature last night showing a variety of reactions as it went in.
(From 00:28 onwards. Our favourite at 2:23)
Sometimes mutual love-ins from crowds can be a bit nauseating, but this was actually quite touching: there’s nothing laboured about the Juventus fans’ response to the goal because – frankly – what else were they really supposed to do? It’s quite a refreshing change of pace to see and hear something other than frothing loathing and complaints about referees.
Gareth Bale aside – come on, at least look vaguely impressed Gareth – the responses of Andrea Barzagli, Isco and Zinedine Zidane are wonderful… as are the expressions on the faces of a few close ball boys.
Fabulous – and Ronaldo’s own nod of appreciation is touching too. That might even be the first time in his career that he’s looked truly humbled.