Cristiano Ronaldo makes European history with latest strike as Juventus down Spezia


Cristiano Ronaldo makes European history with latest strike as Juventus down Spezia

Juventus made short work of Spezia this evening, as star man Cristiano Ronaldo etched his name ever deeper into the history books of European football.

Juve get the job done

Andrea Pirlo’s men welcomed minnows Spezia to Turin a short time ago, for a Serie A clash.

The Bianconeri headed into proceedings desperate for all 3 points, having seen their fading title hopes dealt yet another blow at Hellas Verona over the weekend.

When all was said and done this evening, though, get back on track is precisely what Juve managed.

On the back of a disappointing first-half, during which the champions struggled to carve out clear-cut chances, the respective introductions of Federico Bernardeschi and Alvaro Morata quickly paid dividends, as the pair combined for the opener at the Allianz Stadium:

This was followed by Federico Chiesa keeping his fine individual spell of form alive with the Old Lady’s 2nd twenty minutes from time, before main man Ronaldo made sure of the victory on the stroke of full-time:

CR7 making history

As outlined above, meanwhile, in the process of rounding out the evening’s scoring in Turin, Juve’s goalscorer extraordinaire also became the owner of yet another remarkable record.

As per statisticians Opta, Ronaldo, in netting his 20th goal of the Serie A campaign, established himself as the first player to reach such a figure in each and every one of the last 12 seasons across Europe’s top-5 leagues:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.