As he set another goal-scoring record, Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest strike for Juventus has further written the Portuguese into the history books of the sport.
Late in Serie A, the seasoned striker struck to add some gloss to the 3-1 win of the Bianconeri over Sassuolo, helping Andrea Pirlo’s side close the gap on Milan’s leaders in their search of another Scudetto crown.
Juventus saw Weston McKennie and Paulo Dybala forced out due to injury, but with a Danilo shot, the Serie A champions were able to take the lead.
The equalizer for 10-man Sassuolo was given by Gregoire Defrel, who was up against it after seeing Pedro Obiang sent off just before halftime.
Unfortunately for Sassuolo, with replacement Aaron Ramsey, who substituted the injured McKennie, they were unable to overcome their disadvantage, shooting in the 82nd minute.
In stoppage time, Ronaldo then sealed the three points, scoring his 15th goal of the season in the process.
While most of the 34-year-goals old’s are simply a case of adding another to his already impressive tally, his latest is another reminder of the longevity of the Portuguese star.
With Sunday’s goal, Ronaldo became the only player in the top five leagues to score at least 15 goals in each of the last 15 seasons, having achieved the mark in each campaign since 06-07.
At the moment, Ronaldo and Juventus are fourth in La Liga, with seven points becoming AC Milan’s league leaders with a game in hand.
Juve is also four points ahead of second-place Inter and one point behind third-place Roma, each of whom has played one more match than the defending champions.
Next up for Juve on Wednesday is a Coppa Italia clash with Genoa before Sunday’s attention turns to a clash with Inter.