Portuguese superstar continues his stellar form to reach another milestone
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella on a list of players to score in 11 straight Serie A games.
Ronaldo, on his 1000th professional appearance, put Juventus ahead, after 39 minutes against SPAL on Saturday, netting in from a cross from Juan Cuadrado.
The goal took the 35-year-old level with Fiorentina icon Batistuta and Sampdoria star Quagliarella, both of the players, who scored at least once in 11 straight Serie A games.
While Batistuta achieved the feat in the 1994-94 campaign, Quagliarella, who was also 35 years last season, achieved the feat.
Juventus moved to the summit again after Cristiano reached this major milestone. The Portuguese superstar was rested for the 2-0 win over Brescia last time.
Ronaldo made sure that Maurizio Sarri has no doubts about the game like the last one, where Sarri felt his side could have done better.
The second goal was added through Aaron Ramsey before Andrea Petagna’s spot-kick. The reigning champions are currently one point ahead of Lazio.
Six clear of Inter as they did not play their game on Sunday. SPAL started brightly as Petagna tested Wojciech Szczesny inside the first three minutes of the game.
Szczesny also had a brief scare when Gabriel Strefezza’s low strike could have passed through as nutmeg but the pole recovered just in time.
It was after Paulo Dybala struck the post, the Portugal captain scored and celebrated the accolade.
The numbers behind Ronaldo’s stellar career continue to defy belief, with his 725th career goal. However, we might be seeing the twilight years of an all-time great, who is still making the most of it.
One interesting fact is that neither player could make it 12 games on the run, which means Ronaldo will have the chance to set a new record when Juve face Inter in a crucial match, which will also decide the fate of the title on Sunday.
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