In Good Conscience

Sport always throws up the unexpected

The caprice of sport always confounds us. Thank goodness.

On Tuesday in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the most perfect, most artistic of his 649 career goals. And the Juventus crowd forgot their partisanship to rise as one to salute his majesty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Sport always throws up the unexpected'. Print Edition | Subscribe