- Cristiano Ronaldo has once again made history becoming the leading Portuguese scorer in Serie A history following his opening goal in Juventus ‘ 2-0 win over Bologna.
It has been a struggle for the Portuguese superstar since the resumption of the European League his most frustrating moment being the loss to Napoli in the Coppa Italia final last week.
The loss prompted a reaction from his manager Maurizio Sarri affirmed that Ronaldo was “lacking sharpness”. Former Italy striker Luca Toni also pointed out lack of focus as he stated: “You expect a big performance from him but he looked like he was experiencing physical difficulties – he couldn’t even dribble a man.”
The 35-year-old bounced back with a penalty goal in the 23rd minute and a strike by Paulo Dybala 13 minutes later giving Maurizio Sarri’s side a comfortable victory against Bologna which Juve move four points clear at the top of the table.
For Ronaldo, this was a remarkable marking his 43rd strike in Serie A since joining the club, rewriting history left by his compatriot Rui Costa managed 42 strikes in the eight years he spent at Fiorentina and Milan between 1994-2006.
The goal was his 22nd in the Serie A this season, although he is still five behind the current top scorer Ciro Immobile, who has bagged a hugely impressive 27 goals for Lazio.
His record in the Premier League remains untouched as he remains the top-scoring Portuguese player following his 84 goals for Manchester United, and he is also a record holder in La Liga for his unmatched 311 goals in 292 appearances for Real Madrid..
Juventus awaits their next action on Friday night to take on Lecce. As Ronaldo and his teammates warm up they are crossing fingers for Atalanta to do them a favor in the title race as they host Lazio on Wednesday.