Cristiano Ronaldo made history again this morning after he scored not one, but two goals against Sassuolo. Not only was he able to finally break his scoreless streak with new club Juventus, but he also joined the illustrious 400 club goal milestone. Juve defeated Sassulo 2-1.
CR7 joins Josef Bican, Ferenc Puskás, Jimmy McGrory, and Uwe Seeler as the fifth player in European soccer history to reach 400 goals in league matches, this does not count domestic or continental cups.
However, there are things that differentiate Ronaldo from the rest of this list. He is the only player to reach this mark while playing any minutes in the 2000s. And, he is the only one to have played any minutes in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, the English Premier League, or the Italian Serie A.
⚽ |@Cristiano becomes the fifth player in history to score 400 league goals in European first divisions.
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— Juve Stats (@juvestats1897) September 16, 2018
Ronaldo was noticeably less bombastic after the match. He said, “I was a little bit anxious as expectations were high. I really wanted to score, so I’m happy.”
And honestly, who knows how many goals Ronaldo has left in the tank? We might have to reconvene in a few years after the Portuguese Cyborg scores number 500 at this rate.
The defending Serie A champions begin their Champions League run on Wednesday when they take on Valencia on the road. Ronaldo’s next opportunity to begin his road to 500 club goals will commence once again next Sunday when Juventus travel to the Lazio province to challenge Frosinone.
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