Cristiano Ronaldo's 759 goals is now tied for most strikes in football

Cristiano Ronaldo's 759 goals is now tied for most strikes in football

- Cristiano Ronaldo is just one goal away from becoming the highest goalscorer in football

- The 35-year-old equalled Josef Biscan's all-time record following his strike against Sassuolo

- CR7 is also the highest goal scorer in Serie A with 15 goals in 13 appearances for Juventus

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Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Sassuolo in Serie A means he has equalled the all-time record for the most goals scored in football.

The five-time ballon d'Or winner is now tied with Czech legend Josef Biscan who scored 759 goals , the most scored by an individual player in the history of the round leather game.

His brace during the 3-1 win over Udinese after the New year saw him move past Brazilian legend Pele who scored 757 goals.

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The Juventus striker failed to score in their 3-1 victory over AC Milan the last time out but did not disappoint against visiting Sassuolo at the Allianz Stadium.

The goal did not come that easy as the 35-year-old laboured in the 92nd minute to score Juve's third to put the game beyond the reach of Sassuolo.

Cristiano Ronaldo's 759 goals is now tied for most strikes in football
Cristiano Ronaldo's 759 goals is now tied for most strikes in football. Photo by Giuseppe Cottini
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Despite being assisted by Danilo in the build, Ronaldo did most of the hard work in converting the chance as he accelerated a few yards before putting the ball into the back of the net.

Ronaldo now has 15 league goals in 13 matches for the Bianconeri as he leads the pack of goalscorers in Serie A.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Juventus recorded a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Sassuolo in a tough Serie A matchday 16 fixture played at the Allianz Stadium.

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Gregoire Defrel canceled out Danilo's goal before Aaron Ramsey and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to give the Bianconeri all three points.

The high point of the first half was when Pedro Obiang was given his marching orders after a dangerous tackle on Federico Chiesa.

Legit.ng had also reported that Lionel Messi scored a fantastic free-kick during Barcelona's 4-0 thrashing of Granada as they cemented their place in third position on La Liga table.

The set-piece did not only increase La Blaugrana's lead in the game to 3-0, it also meant that Messi has scored 48 goals from free-kicks for his club.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner also moved past his closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of free-kicks scored at club level.

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