Champions League holders Real Madrid all but wrapped up a spot in this year's semi-finals as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning double in a 3-0 win at Juventus, while Bayern Munich took control of their tie with Sevilla.
However, Los Blancos' advantage was double on the hour-mark as the five-time Ballon d'Or victor found the back of the net with a spectacular overhead volley; a finish so good that every corner of the Allianz Arena showed their appreciation.
Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who recently signed with Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy club, sounded less than amazed, though. Ronaldo, who is the only player alongside the Argentine to score in at least three European Cup finals, took another step to joining him on the throne with his phenomenal goal.
Modric and Kroos dominated midfield, but it was Ronaldo who proved he is still the main man for Real as he bids for a fifth Champions League winner's medal.
Five goals in the quarter-final against Bayern Munich a year ago, three in the semi against Atletico Madrid, two in the final against Juventus, three in the last 16 against Paris Saint Germain, and now two in the first leg of this quarter.
He has scored 22 goals in Champions League quarter-finals, one more than Juventus.
Real are set to go on a summer spending spree following a bitterly disappointing season that has left the Champions League as their only hope of silverware. Only five teams, including Real Madrid, have scored more. "I tried and scored a goal". BBC Match of the Day presenter and former England captain Gary Lineker was impressed Another former England striker, Michael Owen, was also stunned "Ronaldo can now leave Earth and play with Martians".
"It was one of the greatest moments of the night for me, " Ronaldo said. Not content with just being a goal machine he's gone and scored arguably the greatest goal in the history of the Champions League too. But in a high-stakes game, has he ever scored a better one?
"It was one of the most handsome moments of this night, a stadium here in Juve where great players have played, applauding is a top moment", Ronaldo said.
In case you forgot, this was Zidane's goal... but was it better than Ronaldo's?
"Oh mine! Definitely mine".