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Boylan Point: Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40-Yard Free-Kick In Champions League Semi Final From 2009

Boylan Point: Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40-Yard Free-Kick In Champions League Semi Final From 2009

It’s another Champions League special this week on Boylan Point featuring Manchester United, who take on Greek side Olympiakos in their last-16 2nd leg tie at Old Trafford tonight.

David Moyes’ side go in to tonight’s game on the back of a 3-0 home defeat to fiercest rivals Liverpool and trailing 2-0 from the first leg in Athens. A big ask for any side let alone an underachieving United one…

Tonight’s installment however should bring back some great memories in the club’s recent Champions League history. It’s Cristiano Ronaldo and his 40-yard free-kick against Arsenal in the 2009 semi-finals at the Emirates.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5w9Yy6AaWk

The most incredible thing about this strike, besides Ronaldo’s willingness to have an attempt from such distance, was that it still caught Gunners’ keeper Manuel Almunia totally cold. He hits the ball with such pace and without sacrificing accuracy it beats the Spaniard at his near post.

Moyes will be hoping for some inspired United moments such as this one if his side are to progress to the quarter-finals this year.

I’m Connor for Talking Baws, and we’ve reached Boylan Point!

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