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Cristiano Ronaldo goes cycling, Toronto FC dazzles in Champions League, and more: Freedom Kicks for April 4, 2018

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Get ready to see a lot of bicycles.

Happy Wednesday folks. If you see me on these streets gliding like I’m on a bike, I’m just channeling my inner Cristiano. Get your helmets on and obey all traffic laws...here. we. go.

You have to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning bicycle kick goal against Juventus | Managing Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo literally made the entirety of the Allianz Stadium in Turin applaud when he dazzled with an incredible bicycle kick against Juventus in UEFA Champions League quarterfinal action, his second in the match. Real Madrid won 3-0 and have a commanding lead heading back to the Santiago Bernabeu for the 2nd leg.

FT: Toronto FC 3-1 Club América - Gritty performance gives TFC the edge | Waking The Red
Toronto FC had goals by Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, and Ashtone Morgan as they beat Club América 3-1 in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. They now rest this weekend, as their match against D.C. United was moved to June 13th, so that they can travel to Mexico City for the 2nd leg next week.

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen sees light ahead despite club’s dreary start to MLS season | Washington Post
D.C. United has struggled to start the season, but Ben Olsen isn’t worried about the team’s ability to turn it around.

Interrupting because, in case you missed it, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sick bicycle goal yesterday:

Antonee Robinson looking to kick on with the United States and Everton | Royal Blue Mersey
Antonee Robinson is looking to continue to improve at Everton and remain in the picture for the United States Men’s National Team.

Sevilla 1-2 Bayern: Ribery inspires win | NBC Sports
Franck Ribery helped Bayern Munich overcome an early deficit to beat Sevilla 2-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League tie. Sevilla will have work to do on the return leg in Munich next week.

New Everton stadium to boast stand based on Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall | ESPNFC
Everton is looking to build a new stadium, and they want their supporters end to mimic Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall. It won’t be as big, but they want it to bring the same imitating energy.

It probably wouldn’t have stopped this:

Alright, that’s what we got for today. Hit the comments to describe how badass Ronaldo’s goal was. Here, let Zizou start the discussion:

Wait, before you go...one last bicycle!