Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in Juventus history to score in 10 consecutive Serie A matches.
Ronaldo, who celebrated his 35th birthday midweek, started an electric run from the centerline before finishing in elegant fashion in the 65th minute against Hellas Verona on Saturday. The Portuguese surpasses David Trezeguet’s goalscoring record of goals in nine consecutive matches set in 2005.
Cristiano Ronaldo this season:
– 20 league games
– 20 goals pic.twitter.com/I1EALR1zo9
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 8, 2020
The goal also marked Ronaldo’s 20th Serie A goal of the season in the same number of appearances. It’s the Portuguese’s 11th season in a row with at least 20 goals.
Despite his goal, Hellas Verona pulled off a stunning upset, edging Juventus 2-1 with a 86th minute penalty from Giampaolo Pazzini.
Ronaldo, who revealed midweek that growing up he envisioned himself being a “fisherman in Madeira (Portugal)” at the age of 35, can make history in his next Serie A bout. If he were to score against Brescia, Ronaldo would tie Gabriel Bautista’s and Fabio Quagriella’s scoring streak record of goals in 11 consecutive Serie A appearances.