Video: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Forgotten Bicycle Kick Goal That Was Wrongly Disallowed Would Have Gone Down In History

In a UEFA Euro qualification encounter against Azerbaijan in 2006, Ronaldo delivered a moment of magic for Portugal.

Miguel whipped a beautiful team move into the box, which Deco expertly controlled.

Ronaldo poked the ball into the air before striking it acrobatically in mid-flight.

The ball hit the underside of the crossbar, rolled past the goal-line, then rebounded back out after the Portuguese forward made a lovely connection with it.

Ronaldo appealed with the officials, but it was to no avail, as the goal was ruled off.

What a fantastic goal it would have been. If it had stood, you’d be staring at one of his most important aims.