Cristiano Ronaldo has sensationally dedicated the bicycle kick he scored in Real Madrid’s 3-0 Champions League win against Juventus to Burnley centre-forward Ashley Barnes.
The quarter-final first leg tie in Turin was illuminated by a moment of sheer Barnes-esque brilliance from former Man Utd star Ronaldo, who was quick to hail the Clarets class act.
Ronaldo told Football Burp: “Yeah, he’s a Clarets class act – that’s exactly how I’d describe him.
“Ashley Barnes has scored goals in four consecutive matches now. I’m even considering him for my fantasy football team, which is mad when you think about it.
“It’s like that time Victor Anichebe scored a couple and everyone went mental.”
He added: “See, people think I don’t pay attention to this stuff, but I totally do.
“I have to be the best at everything, it’s this weird sort of problem I have.”