The Portuguese superstar has been in fine form in front of goal and continues to raise the bar for consistency. The Serie A star has started 2020 in stunning style and has been a constant threat in front of the post.
A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Serie A table-toppers Juventus to a 2-1 win over Italian side Parma on Sunday, while also adding more records to the 34-year-old’s immensely impressive collection.
Ronaldo opened the account for Maurizio Sarri’s men after 43 minutes in the clock at the Allianz Stadium before bagging in his second in the 58th minute after Parma had equalized just moments earlier.
Those statistics mean he has now scored in seven consecutive Serie A games – the first Juventus player to do so since David Trezeguet in December 2005.
It means that Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 16 goals in this season, handing him a record all of his own. Ronaldo is now the only player in the top five European leagues to score at least 15 goals in each of the last 14 seasons.
His teammate Paulo Dybala was the one who provided an assist for Ronaldo’s second goal. Juventus boss Sarri insisted,
“It seems to me that Dybala is doing the best things this year with everyone, he is always doing well,” Sarri said.
“With him and Ronaldo, we have fewer players in the middle, but lately with them both we have always created and scored.
“I consider it a myth that the two of them have difficulty playing together, Cristiano is also scoring and I don’t see any problems whatsoever. They also scored with Gonzalo [Higuain], so I don’t see any problems.”
While Ronaldo has bagged the headlines in front of goal this season, Dybala has provided solid back-up, netting 11 times in all competitions. He is also on a fine run of form.
Since the 2006-07 season, football’s living legend has scored 414 league goals for the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and most recently Juventus, which is an insane tally.
Ronaldo scored 21 times in Serie A last season, with his current haul of 16 places him at the second position in goal scoring charts in the league behind current Golden Boot leader Ciro Immobile, who has scored an impressive 23 goals for Lazio.