Not only was the world of football talking about Ronaldo’s goal, NBA star Lebron James published a photo on Instagram of the action and world MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, a Barcelona fan, tweeted: “Bufff what a great goal for CR7!!!”.
“Cristiano Ronaldo can now leave the Earth and start playing against the Martians, he has done everything here!” tweeted the Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa.
“Seen a lot of great goals in my time but that is absolutely breathtaking from Ronaldo,” said former England player Gary Lineker.
“The opposing fans in the stadium applauding the great @cristiano after the bicycle kick and rightly so. Keeps on upping the ante – relentless!” tweeted Rio Ferdinand.
There was also humour from English footballer Peter Crouch, who once scored a similar goal for Liverpool, who wrote on Twitter: “There is only a few of us who can do that.”