- Cristiano Ronaldo scores for the 10th game in a row but Juventus lose 2-1 to Hellas Verona
- The Portuguese who recently clocked 35 becomes the first player to ever do that for Juventus
- Ronaldo has also scored 2️0+ league goals for the 11th season in succession
Cristiano Ronaldo showed his audacity to defy his age (35) after playing a beautiful one-two with Dybala before making a run into the box and firing past the goalkeeper to become the first Juventus player to score in 10 straight Serie A games.
However, Ronaldo’s goal wasn’t enough to save Maurizio Sarri's side as they fell 2-1 to Hellas Verona.
Ronaldo’s goal came in the 65th minute after earlier being denied by the woodwork in the first half. But his goal sees him break a record that has been held by Frenchman David Trezeguet for 15 years.
In 2005, David Trezeguet scored in nine straight domestic matches for Juventus but Ronaldo has now set a new benchmark for the club.
After celebrating his 35th birthday midweek, Ronaldo has now joined Gabriel Batistuta and Ezio Pascutti as the only players to score in at least 10 consecutive Serie A matches.
Batistuta holds the record of scoring in 11 consecutive games while Pascutti and Ronaldo scored in 10 consecutive games. The Portuguese will now have his eyes set on equalling Batistuta record and surpassing it.
Despite showing his class once again, Ronaldo's effort was not enough for Juventus as they were stunned by a Verona.
Former Sunderland and AC Milan striker Fabio Borini brought the home side level in the 76th minute before VAR intervention saw Verona awarded a penalty for handball in the 86th minute.
Giampaolo Pazzini held his nerve to score from the spot to hand Juventus a surprise defeat.
With the defeat which is Juventus third loss in the league this season, Inter Milan now have the chance to claim top spot in Serie A should they beat Milan on Sunday, February 9.
Antonio Conte's side who have 51 points are currently three points shy of Juventus who are on 54 points.
But with a game in hand and superior goal difference, they can leapfrog Juventus by the end of the weekend, if they beat AC Milan in the derby.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit believes Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi does not have the physicality like rival Cristiano Ronaldo to play at the highest level in the Premier League.
According to Petit, Messi isn’t “suited to the intensity of England."
Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona has been talked about in recent weeks following a surprise fall out with the club's sporting director Eric Abidal.
Since the reports of Abidal and Messi row emerged, Premier League giants Man City and Manchester United have shown interest in signing the 32-year-old.
But Petit believes it makes no sense for a club like Manchester City to move for Messi at 32 or 33 when they could have done that some years ago.
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