Cristiano Ronaldo sets two impressive scoring records in Juventus win over Lazio
FOOTBALL By Mirror | July 21st 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo is at it again.
Another night, two more goal-scoring records for the Portuguese superstar.
But his latest two - having achieved both in the win over Lazio on Monday - are certainly no mean feat.
The 35-year-old bagged a brace in the clash with Juve's title rivals, who have fallen off the pace since the restart.
Indeed at one stage in the match Ronaldo even jumped ahead of Lazio's Ciro Immobile in the Serie A top scoring charts, only until the Italian's late penalty drew them level for the season.
Yet Ronaldo had already made history by then, having become the first player to rack up 50 or more goals in not just Serie A, but in La Liga and the Premier League, too.
What's more, Ronaldo is the fastest player to hit half a century in the whole of Serie A history - taking just 61 matches to reach the impressive tally.
He beat AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko to the total by a clear seven games, while namesake Brazilian icon Ronaldo took 70 fixtures during his time with Inter Milan.
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The Juventus talisman reached the milestone with a penalty of his own, placing the ball into the bottom right corner to open the scoring after 51 minutes.
It didn't take him long to double his side's advantage, as he and Paulo Dybala raced clear beyond Lazio's defence, before the Argentinian slid in his teammate for an easy finish.
Immobile's spot kick led to a some nervy final moments for Juventus, but they stood firm to leave them needing just two wins from their last four games.
Next up is a trip to Udinese on Thursday, followed by the visit of Sampdoria on Sunday.
In the meantime closest rivals Inter welcome Fiorentina on Tuesday ahead of their away clash at Genoa on Saturday.
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