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Soccer News of Tuesday, 26 September 2023


When Ibrahimovic named Ronaldo’s bicycle kick vs Juventus as 'the best'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic humbly conceded that Cristiano Ronaldo's strike against Juventus was better Zlatan Ibrahimovic humbly conceded that Cristiano Ronaldo's strike against Juventus was better

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.

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.