Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has become the joint-highest goalscorer in football history. Ronaldo now has 759 goals under his belt, and he is tied at the first spot along with Josef Bican. The Juventus striker achieved the feat after scoring a goal against Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday.
Ronaldo scored only one goal in the match, and made Juventus win the match 3-1 to move to the fourth spot with 33 points from 16 matches. Ronaldo has also become the only player to score at least 15 goals in each of the last 15 seasons in the top five leagues. Aaron Ramsey, who has been in and out of the side this season, put Juve in front in the 82nd minute with his first goal of the season. In contrast, Serie A top scorer Ronaldo took his season`s tally to 15 as he struck in stoppage-time to complete the win.
The result helped Juve close the gap with leaders Milan to seven points, having played one game less. Sassuolo stays seventh. “Victories are built with everyone`s work and sacrifice, we have already made mistakes too many times,” Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said. “After Milan`s win over Torino (on Saturday) we understood that we need maximum concentration and the desire to bring home the victories. We had to continue after the win at
the San Siro. It was important to maintain our form.”
Ronaldo has scored at least 15 goals in each of the last 15 seasons in every campaign since 2006-07. Juventus is currently seven points behind Serie A table-toppers AC Milan with a game in hand. Juventus will next take on Genoa on Wednesday in the Coppa Italia clash, and then the side will lock horns against Inter Milan on Sunday in Serie A.