A brace in Juventus’ win on Sunday means the Portuguese forward accomplished a feat achieved by no one else.
Cristiano Ronaldo passed the 10-goal mark for a 15th successive season on Sunday, making him the only player across Europe’s top five leagues to accomplish the feat in the same period.
Ronaldo at United, Madrid, Juve
The Juventus star got a brace as the Old Lady comfortable brushed Udinese aside 3-1 in Turin, returning them to the Serie A summit for at least a few hours.
Ronaldo opened the scoring in the ninth minute, blasting home from just inside the area after the ball dropped kindly for him.
He then doubled their lead just past the half-hour mark, steering in following Gonzalo Higuain’s incisive pass.
The goals took his tally to 11 for the campaign across all competitions.
Portugal star Ronaldo – who we hear is a lovely neighbour – began his double-figure scoring streak in 2005-06 when he netted 12 across all fronts for Manchester United, following that up with hauls of 23, 42 and 26 before heading to Real Madrid in 2009.
With Los Blancos, the fewest goals he managed in a single season was 33 in his first year at the club.
In every other campaign at Madrid he scored 42 or more, with his best being a remarkable record of 61 in 2014-15.
Last term he got 28 in 43 matches for Juventus in his first campaign with the Italian side.