The Portuguese ace has scored 450 times considering Premier League, La Liga and now Serie A
After making their 3-0 victory over Sampdoria, Juventus did not play well in their traditional encounter with Roma in the second round of the Italian Serie A. The team coached by Andrea Pirlo created fewer chances and suffered more, still being outnumbered after Rabiot’s expulsion in the second half. The impression was that the team from the capital, the last to beat the Old Lady, would again triumph over the Bianconeri. But Juve has Cristiano Ronaldo, and that is often enough to avoid a bad result.
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The Portuguese had already appeared to tie the match, still in the first half, when converting penalty kick, but shortly after Jordan Veretout scored his second goal and put Roma ahead before the break. Juventus grew in performance in the final stage and, still with one less in the field, managed to pull the tie when the Brazilian Danilo, consciously or not, made one of the most lethal moves for a team that has CR7 on their list of players: crossed high up in the middle of the area.
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Showing, at the age of 35, maintaining the impressive momentum that is one of the many milestones of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo climbed where no other player managed to reach to, in the 69th minute, head the ball in the back of the net defended by Antonio Mirante. It helped to avoid a new defeat against the Romanists, the youths’ executioners in the last round of last season, and guaranteeing at least one point to the dominant team in this decade of Italian football.
It is evident that if there is a tournament more linked to Cristiano Ronaldo, this is the Champions League. After all, in addition to being the Champions’ top scorer of all time, CR7 has also won the cup on five occasions. This record weighed heavily on Juventus, who dreams of ending the 24-year fast without a European cup, to invest around 100 million euros to get him out of Real Madrid. The Portuguese striker, however, also shows his vocation to conquer Europe even through the national leagues.
With two goals scored against Roma, Cristiano Ronaldo reached the mark of 450 goals spread across three of the biggest different national championships (England, Spain and Italy). Since his debut for Manchester United in the 2003-04 season, no other player has so many strands in the first divisions of domestic competitions across Europe.
Another game, another record for @Cristiano! 🔥🔥
– JuventusFC (@juventusfcpt) September 27, 2020
Whether for his history in the Champions League, or for the accumulated in the domestic leagues, Cristiano Ronaldo shows absolute dominance as a goal scorer and winner of European football.