Cristiano Ronaldo reveals secret behind Wolfsburg free-kick

Real Madrid star says keeper Keylor Navas advised him to run slow and hit ball with lesser power


Afp/Sports Desk April 15, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY: KIKO HUESCA/ EPA

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick on Tuesday to push his Spanish La Liga club into the last-four of the Champions League, revealed the trick behind his third goal from a free-kick.

Before he settled himself for the free-kick at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid keeper Keylor Navas ran up to Ronaldo in order to give him some advice.

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The Portuguese national said Navas told him to slow down his run up for the free-kick and put less power in the kick.

“We train together,” said Ronaldo. “And he’ll kill me for telling you, but he said that I should take it slowly, not run at full pelt because he knew I’d score.”



Earlier, after the 3-0 rout, Ronaldo said he was expecting some magic against Wolfsburg.

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“It had to be a magic night and it was. It was the perfect game in the end,” said Ronaldo.  “We had to be patient for an hour, but it was the perfect night in the end.”

Ronaldo has now struck 46 goals in all competitions this season, meaning he has 45 or more in each of his last six seasons for Madrid.

“Goals are in my DNA and I want to keep scoring them for the team,” he added.

However, the three-time World Player of the Year had still received criticism earlier in the campaign for not performing in Real’s biggest games as Barcelona rival Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or to crown the world’s best player in January.

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Yet, having also scored the winner in El Clasico against Barca just 10 days ago, Ronaldo was quick to turn on his critics.

“Considering this has been a bad season for me it has not been that bad. People can criticise me, but I just keep on going and the numbers are there for all to see. I am very happy and with a month left of the season I can get even better,” he said.

Cristiano Ronaldo was quoted by Goal.com.

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