The Portuguese ace went from record-breaker to record-maker to help Juventus bag a vital three points on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in football history to score at least 15 goals in each of the last 15 seasons in a top-five European league, having done so since the 2006/07 campaign.
The 35-year-old saved his best for last on Sunday by scoring a 92nd-minute goal to wrap up a 3-1 win for Juventus over Sassuolo, moving the Bianconeri to within seven points of Serie A leaders AC Milan and with a game in hand.
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Danilo and Aaron Ramsey, who replaced an injured Weston McKennie early in the match, were the other goalscorers for Juve. Gregoire Defrel, meanwhile, was on target for a 10-man Sassuolo.
But while Ronaldo didn’t have his best game, having missed chances to score earlier in the game, all it took was one moment of magic to swing things back in his favor.
Cristiano latched on to Danilo’s long-range pass with a superb first touch and then outran his markers before slotting the ball into the back of the net.
The effort secured victory for Juventus and another spot in the record books for Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has scored 15+ league goals in 15 consecutive seasons
20-21: 1️⃣5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/n1fP1D79aD
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Next up for CR7 and Juventus is a Coppa Italia showdown with Genoa on Wednesday.