‘Greatest Champions League goal ever’ The Croatian came up with an outrageous bicycle kick to get the Old Lady back in the final, and his acrobatics were hailed on Twitter
Mario Mandzukic picked the perfect time for possibly the greatest goal of his career – and his Champions League heroics sent football fans into overdrive.
Juventus were left trailing early in Saturday’s final when Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring from Real Madrid’s very first shot.
But the Italians were unbowed and equalised in spectacular fashion through the Croatian’s inspired bicycle kick that left Keylor Navas stranded.
Predictably, the Twitter universe fell over itself in tribute to a goal that truly fit the occasion.
Here is Mandzukic’s stunning equaliser. Enjoy: pic.twitter.com/mkjqsQEVzW
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 3, 2017
— World Soccer Shop (@WrldSoccerShop) June 3, 2017
Greatest Champions League goal ever? #mandzukic
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 3, 2017
OMG. Talk about finishes. That’s sublime. #mandzukic
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) June 3, 2017
WOW WOW WOW WOW #Mandzukic goooooooool!!
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) June 3, 2017
— Shamsheer Chelsea (@ARrahmanfreak) June 3, 2017
— Offensive Foul (@_OffensiveFoul) June 3, 2017