When Ibrahimovic Named Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bicycle Kick vs Juventus As 'The Best': Video

When Ibrahimovic Named Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bicycle Kick vs Juventus As 'The Best': Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at September 26, 2023 at 8:57 PM
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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic previously named the best goal he had ever witnessed
  • The enigmatic Swedish frontman registered plenty of spectacular strikes
  • Ibra chose one of his archrival's strikes as the 'greatest' goal over his own

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, often characterised as egotistical due to his unwavering self-belief and relatively limited consideration for others, surprised many when he conceded that someone else outperformed him.

The enigmatic Swedish footballer, who recently retired from the sport, had a rare moment of humility in a clip which went viral online.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic humbly conceded that Cristiano Ronaldo's strike against Juventus was better than his strike against England. Photo credit: @UEFA @ChampionsLeague
Source: Twitter

Zlatan has been responsible for numerous awe-inspiring goals throughout his career and it is unsurprising his strike, achieved through a spectacular acrobatic move against England, is celebrated as one of the finest in his repertoire.

His stunning goal against the Three Lions earned him the prestigious Puskas Award for that particular year - a testament to the incredible nature of that remarkable moment.

Ibrahimovic delivered this unforgettable bicycle kick on November 14, 2012, during an international friendly between Sweden and England, GOAL reported.

On that memorable day, he stole the spotlight by single-handedly notching all four of his nation's goals in a 4-2 victory - a feat to be remembered in the annals of football history.

Ronaldo's remarkable bicycle kick vs Juventus

In 2018, during his stint with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo delivered a goal that will be remembered for generations, playing a pivotal role in his team's emphatic 3-0 triumph over Juventus.

The Portuguese superstar left a lasting impression on the match with an extraordinary bicycle kick, as reported by the Guardian.

In the 64th minute, Ronaldo - despite moving away from the goal - defied gravity as he soared into the air to execute a breathtaking acrobatic strike, connecting with a cross from Dani Carvajal.

Ibrahimovic concedes to Ronaldo

The veteran Swede acknowledged that the Portuguese star's effort against Juventus in 2018 surpassed his own, conceding it was a superior rendition of the spectacular bicycle kick.

In a video making rounds on social media, seen by Sports Brief, Ibrahimovic was asked to compare his remarkable acrobatic goal against England with Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational bicycle kick against Juventus.

It is unclear when the video was recorded, although the date of publishing is September 21 this year.

Mbappe rates Ronaldo's goal as the greatest

Sports Brief also reported on Kylian Mbappe lauding Ronaldo's astonishing overhead kick against Juve as the most exceptional goal he has ever had the privilege of witnessing.

According to the French forward, the veteran's strike during the 2018 UEFA Champions League clash against the Serie A giants surpassed any other goal he had ever seen.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.