Cristiano Ronaldo scores 8ft 5in header in Juventus' 2-1 win over Sampdoria

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 8ft 5in header in Juventus' 2-1 win over Sampdoria

Cristiano Ronaldo unleashed his incredible prodigy and shut down his critics with a brilliant 8ft 5in header to hand Juventus a vital 2-1 win over tough Sampdoria on Wednesday night, December 18.

The Portuguese, at 34, once again proved age is just a number when he rose into the air, hanged for seconds before blasting in a match-winning header into the net in the 45th minute.

The astonishing brilliance saw him increase his tally to 10 strikes in 14 Serie A appearances since the beginning of the season under manager Mauricio Sarri.

Juventus came into the game full of enthusiasm but Sampdoria proved they were a tough side as they dragged Old Lady to the end of the first half.

Dybala gave the visitors an early lead in the 19th minute but the goal was later cancelled out by Caprari in the 35th minute.

With the game looking destined for stalemate, it took Ronaldo's amazing killer instinct to go extra-length, handing Juve another early lead with an 8ft 5in header.

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The former Real Madrid star rose 2.56metres off the ground and made Sampdoria keeper look helpless with his stunner sending the whole stadium into wild frenzy.

Interestingly, Ronaldo has now scored six goals in his last five games since getting a breakthrough from his formidable partnership with Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.

Juventus are now three points clear above their close rivals Inter Milan who are second on the Serie A standing.

Meanwhile, football fans have identified Ronaldo's remarkable ingenuity with some Twitter user describing him as “the greatest aerial threat in the history of football.”

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Monterrey vs Liverpool game ended in a narrow 2-1 victory for the Reds as they escaped what could have been a terrible outing against the Mexican champions on Wednesday night, December 18.

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Jurgen Klopp's men came into the game head-high but the tough encounter saw the European champions' attack-line left unproductive as Monterrey put up a stubborn show at Khalifah International Stadium in Qatar.

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