Author of a double, Monday, against Crotone, at the end of the Serie A day, Cristiano Ronaldo has a little more careful with his statistics.
The Juventus did not pass up the opportunity. Beaten the previous weekend by Naples (1-0) then by Porto (2-1) in the Champions League, the Old Lady indeed took advantage of the reception of the Serie A red lantern on Monday to return to victory. Without being flamboyant, the Italian champions have quietly disposed of Crotone (3-0) thanks, in particular, to a double of Cristiano Ronaldo.
While Juventus takes advantage of this victory to return to the third step of the Serie A podium, eight lengths from Inter Milan and four from AC Milan with nevertheless a game late, CR7 has, with these two goals, recovered first place in the scorers’ table with now 18 goals in 19 matches, the Portuguese ahead Romelu Lukaku, author of 17 goals in 22 matches.
But this double is also worth the five-time Golden Ball to post 25 goals in all competitions, making him the third scorer and the prolific in Europe, only ahead by Robert lewandowski, 31 goals on the clock, and Erling Braut Haaland, who follows him with 27 goals. What also becomes the first player in history in the five major European leagues to reach the 25-goal mark in 14 consecutive seasons.
And now with 768 career goals, Cristiano Ronaldo is now only four units behind Romario, second highest scorer in history …
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