The Portuguese star reached a personal milestone as he fired his team’s second goal of the game on Wednesday
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal on Wednesday, while netting his 75th Juventus strike in the process.
The milestone goal came in Juve’s Champions League group stage clash with Dynamo Kiev, with Ronaldo giving the Italian giants a 2-0 lead.
Ronaldo’s finish came in the 57th minute, with the Portuguese star tapping into a wide-open net after an Alvaro Morata shot was pushed out in his direction.
The finish was his 10th of the season for Juventus and his second in the Champions League, having previously scored against Ferencvaros.
It was also his 75th career goal for Juventus as the 35-year-old star closes in on a century with the Italian club, having already reached three figures at international level for Portugal.
Ronaldo has fired a total of 102 goals for Portugal since making his debut in 2003, making him by far his country’s top scorer.
He also fired 118 goals at Manchester United, although the bulk of Ronaldo’s goals have come with Real Madrid.
During his time in Spain, Ronaldo scored a whopping 450 times, giving him 127 more goals than the club’s second-best ever scorer, Raul.
Ronaldo is one of four current players to have eclipsed the 500-goal mark, matched only by Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robert Lewandowski, with only Ronaldo and Messi earning membership into the 700 goal club.
With Wednesday’s finish, Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal against Dynamo Kiev since November 2007, 13 years and 25 days ago.
That 13-year gap is the largest between goals by a player against one opponent in Champions League history.
Ronaldo was joined on the scoresheet by Federico Chiesa, who fired Juve’s opener in the 21st minute, as well as Morata who scored a goal of his own in the 66th to seal the 3-0 victory.
Juventus currently sit fourth in Serie A, six points behind league-leaders AC Milan. They also sit second in their Champions League group, having amassed 12 points after five games.
Juventus will host Torino this weekend in Serie A before then looking ahead to a marquee clash with Lionel Messi and Barcelona, who remained perfect in the group with a 3-0 win over Ferencvaros on Wednesday.
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