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Juventus forward Ronaldo beat Messi to another award in UCL

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 04/06/2019

Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi to another award after the former Real Madrid forward claimed the best goal of the season in the Champions League ahead of the Argentine playmaker.

Ronaldo's superb volley against Manchester United was voted the goal of the season in the Champions League, a list of the top 10 goals was compiled by a group of 'technical observers' days after Liverpool lifted the trophy in Madrid.

The list of technical observers concluded that Ronaldo's superb volley was better than Messi's free-kick against Liverpool and Sadio Mane's chipped effort against Bayern Munich, with those strikes ending up in second and third respectively.

Ronaldo has won the award two times in a row following his bicycle kick against Juventus for Real Madrid got the nod for the best goal of the tournament last season.

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Barcelona had five players in the list with spectacular goals the likes of Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic made the top 10.

Here is the ranking of the top 10 goals

1) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus v Manchester United) – group stage

2) Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Liverpool) – semi-final first leg

3) Sadio Mane (Bayern v Liverpool) – round of 16-second leg

4) Ivan Rakitic (Tottenham v Barcelona) – group stage

5) Leroy Sane (Manchester City v Hoffenheim) – group stage

6) Kylian Mbappe (Manchester United v Paris Saint-Germain) – round of 16 first leg

7) Raheem Sterling (Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk) – group stage

8) Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona v Tottenham) – group stage

9) Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona v Manchester United) – quarter-final second leg

10) Luis Suarez (Barcelona v Liverpool) – semi-final first leg
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