Cristiano Ronaldo Claims 400th Win in Top 5 European Leagues at Genoa
- Cristiano Ronaldo continues to raise the bar in top European leagues
- The 35-year-old scored twice from the spot to power Juventus to a 3-1 win at Genoa
- Ronaldo is now the first player to record 400 wins in the top five leagues in Europe
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 14th goal of the season after inspiring Juventus to a 3-1 triumph over Genoa last weekend.
Two goals from the 35-year-old and one from Paulo Dybala ensured the Old Lady claimed maximum points at the end of the game.
Meanwhile, Stefano Sturaro's 61'st minute fine strike from close range ended up a mere consolation as it could not stop them from losing.
It would also be recalled that Ronaldo outshined his arch-rival, Lionel Messi, in their Champions League fixture last week after converting two superb spot-kicks at Camp Nou.
His double helped Andrea Pirlo's men secure a 3-0 win in what looked like sweet revenge for the Italian club having lost the first leg of their meeting by 2-0 at the Allianz Stadium.
Stats have now shown that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is the first-ever player to reach 400 wins across competitions in Europe's top five league in the 2000s.
Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon complete the top three stars on the list with 365 and 350 wins respectively.
The five-time Champions League winner has now increased his career goal tally at club levels to 652 - although, his next target after reaching 650 goal mark is 700.
Ronaldo is also chasing to become the player with the most international goals for his country as he currently has 102 goals and he is chasing Ali Daei's 109 goals record.
Legit.ng earlier reported that two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and one from Paulo Dybala saw Juventus outshine their hosts Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on December 13.
After both sides failed to find the back of the net in the opening half, Argentine forward, Dybala broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 57th minute.
Weston McKennie laid a pass for the 27-year-old with his head who then drove into the 18-yard box, dribble one of the opponent's defenders before powering the ball into the net from close range.