Cristiano Ronaldo beats lIONEL Messi to 600 club goals with crucial Inter equaliser

By Reuters: Sunday, April 28th 2019 at 00:15 GMT +3 | Football
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match between Inter Milan and Juventus on April 27, 2019 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. [AFP]

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 600th goal of his club career to earn Italian champions Juventus a 1-1 draw away to Inter Milan in Serie A on Saturday.

The Turin club wrapped up an eighth successive league title last weekend but found themselves behind early on to a wonder-strike from Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan.

Serie A - Inter Milan v Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 27, 2019 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal. [Reuters]

However, the Portuguese responded with a powerful finish in the second half to hit 20 league goals for the season, moving within two strikes of Serie A's leading scorer, Fabio Quagliarella of Sampdoria, in the process.

Inter remain in third place on 62 points, four ahead of AS Roma below them, while Juventus, who dropped points for just the sixth time in 34 games this season, move up to 88.