Cristiano Ronaldo scores first goal since turning 36 as Juventus defeat Roma in Serie A cracker
- Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to get the goals as he continues to shatter records
- The Portuguese legend found the back of the net in Juventus’ 2-0 win over Roma in the Serie A
- It makes it his 16th goal in 17 matches this season and many are surprised that despite his age of 36 he is still scoring for fun
'Birthday boy' Cristiano Ronaldo was on song as Juventus edged AS Roma 2-0 in a highly entertaining Serie A cracker on Saturday night, February 6.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the Portuguese sensation clocked 36 - with many believing he is already in the twilight of his career.
Ronaldo was in the starting line-up in the encounter and it took him only 13 minutes before he opened the scoring when he picked up the ball on the edge of the box and produced a lovely left-footed strike that nestled into the corner.
It makes it his 16th goal in 17 matches this season and many are surprised that despite his age of 36 he is still scoring for fun.
Ronaldo spoke about the prospect of retirement in an emotional Instagram post yesterday, but promised to give his all while he still plays. He wrote:
"36 years old, unbelievable! It feels like it all started yesterday, but this journey is already full of adventures and stories to remember by. My first ball, my first team, my first goal... Time flies!
"As I celebrate my 36th birthday and my 20th year as a professional footballer, I’m sorry that I can’t promise you 20 more years of this. But what I can promise you, is that as long as I keep going, you’ll never receive less than 100% from me!"
As Ronaldo clocked 36 on Friday, February 5 and the world has continued to send heartwarming messages to the multiple Ballon d’Or winner across all possible platforms.
His girlfriend Georgina took to her Instagram handle to celebrate the Juventus striker sharing a picture of both of them relaxing in the snow.
In her message, the beautiful Spanish model thanked the Portuguese for contributing so much into her life and that of his loved ones.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi took his free-kick haul to 55 following Barcelona's 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the past weekend.
But despite his impressive number of goals from direct free-kicks, Messi is still behind several players in the list of top ten players who have scored directly from a set-piece.
The Barcelona captain ranks higher than his fiercest rival Cristiano Ronaldo in this department. The 33-year-old is ranked 11th among the best free-kick takers in the world.