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Watch: Ronaldo's classy overhead kick lights up Real Madrid victory

Juventus 0 Real Madrid 3

By Carl Markham

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, his second a brilliant overhead kick, as Real Madrid took a huge step towards the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-0 win against Juventus in Turin.

Ronaldo fired the La Liga side ahead just three minutes into the quarter-final first-leg tie, and then produced a moment of pure brilliance to double the lead just after the hour which even had the home fans applauding.

Juve saw forward Paulo Dybala sent off for a second yellow card before Marcelo added Real's third away goal in the 72nd minute to all but end the contest ahead of the second leg back in Madrid.

Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League matches when Real swept into an early lead.

But it was his second that was by far the highlight.

A mix-up between Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon saw substitute Lucas Vazquez denied by a flying recovery save from the goalkeeper.

Buffon, though, could only stand and watch as Dani Carvajal floated a cross in from the right which Ronaldo, with his back to goal, dispatched into the top corner with a perfectly-executed overhead kick.

The calibre of the finish left Real coach Zinedine Zidane shaking his head in disbelief, while the Juve fans applauded in stunned admiration.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich made the most of several slices of good fortune to beat Sevilla in their quarter-final first-leg.

The Germans fell behind to a Pablo Sarabia strike but battled back to earn a 2-1 win thanks to two massively-deflected goals.

The first saw Franck Ribery's 38th-minute cross go in off Jesus Navas and then Thiago's second-half header found the back of the net via Sergio Escudero.

Bayern, who moved through the gears after being second best for the first half, will fancy their chances of finishing things off in the return meeting at the Allianz Arena.

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