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Ronaldo Reaches 50 Juventus Goals

Cristano Ronaldo Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo reached the 50-goal tally for Juventus in his 70th appearance against Fiorentina on Sunday as the Portuguese star scored twice from the penalty spot.

The two penalties saw Ronaldo take his tally to 10 goals in his last six games as Juventus beat Fiorentina 3-0. Ronaldo has now scored in nine successive Serie A games for Juventus, becoming the first player to do so since David Trezeguet in December 2005.

His 49th Juve goal was struck in the 40th minute, as the 34-year-old buried his spot kick into the bottom left corner to open the scoring.

Then in the 80th minute, the home side were awarded another penalty after Rodrigo Bentancur was taken down in the box by Fiorentina centre back, Federico Ceccherini.

Fiorentino goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski had claimed to have “studied” Ronaldo’s penalties in an interview ahead of the game. And while he did almost get a hand to the first penalty, this time the Juve forward sent him completely the wrong way, drilling the ball into the net to reach his half-century tally.

“Good to get back to victories and happy to score again in our stadium!” Ronaldo wrote on Twitter. “Proud to reach 50 goals.”

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will hope to continue his scoring form when his side travels to Hellas Verona on Saturday.

He will also have one eye on the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Lyon on February 26.