Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Juventus 95-year-old record after scoring 37 goals in 1 season

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Juventus 95-year-old record after scoring 37 goals in 1 season

- Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to make his marks in Juventus colours just two years after joining them

- The 35-year-old became the first player in the team to score 37 goals in a single season

- Ronaldo scored twice against Lyon but the Old Lady still crashed out of Champions League at the round of 16 stage

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Juventus in their 2-1 win over Lyon in the Champions League but his double was not enough to help the Italian League champions progress to the next stage.

The 35-year-old forward opened scoring for the Old Lady from the spot just two minutes before half time.

And on the hour mark, he completed his brace while putting his side ahead for the first time in the game.

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But Memphis Depay's 12th-minute penalty was all the French League side needed to pull through having won the first leg by a lone goal in France earlier in the year.

Despite failing to secure the quarterfinal ticket, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner could not be stopped from setting another Juventus record.

The Portuguese attacker smashed the 95-year-old long-standing goals record after becoming the first player to score 36 goals in a single season for the Old Lady.

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Juventus 95-year-old record after scoring 37 goals in 1 season

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating one of his goals against Lyon in their Champions League encounter - Getty Images
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The former Real Madrid winger also matched the record for most Italian League goals by a Juventus player having scored 31 in 33 appearances last campaign.

Since he joined them in 2018, he has been responsible for all seven Juve goals in the knock out stages of the Champions League even at the age of 35.

He is the most successful player in the history of the European competition with five titles but he has not won any since he left Spain in 2018.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a chance to throw a jibe at Juventus teammate Juan Cuadrado after the Colombian made a mockery of him earlier in training.

The 35-year-old was said to have thrown an aimless pass during their preparation for Champions League clash against Lyon.

After the stray pass missed its target, other teammates cheered the Portuguese but Cuadrado and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny imitated his iconic Siii celebration just before him.

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