- Real Madrid have congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo after his historic goalscoring feat
- The Juventus striker was on target twice when his side defeated Inter Milan 2-1in the Coppa Italia
- Reports in Spain claim Ronaldo recently surpassed the great Pele and Josef Bican’s record of 762 goals
Real Madrid have sent a congratulatory message to their former employee Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring a brace against Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
The Portuguese star according to the Spanish giants beat Pele and Josef Bican’s record-equaling the duo's feat at 762 then surpassing them with his 763rd goal.
According to Spanish news media outlet Marca, Ronaldo is now officially the world's highest goalscorer.
Ronaldo was on target twice in the first half against Inter and he gave Juventus a one-goal advantage going into the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg in Turin next week.
The 35-year-old who is a few days away from clocking 36 scored his first from a spot-kick to cancel out Lautaro Martinez's ninth-minute strike.
In the 35th minute, the goal-machine put his side in the lead that proved to be the match-winner for Andrea Pirlo's side.
Real Madrid took notice of the historic feat and sent him a congratulatory message on Twitter quoted by Marca:
"Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals than anyone in teh history of football."
The tweet had photos of Ronaldo, Biscan, Pele, Romario and Lionel Messi who are trailing the Portuguese icon.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo could have become the world's leading goalscorer following his brace against Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-finals, Goal.
Juventus legend makes fresh claims about Ronaldo after club fail to make good head-start under Pirlo
The Portuguese star was substituted by Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo, something Ronaldo is not used to all through his illustrious career.
The 35-year-old was shocked with the decision made by the Italian to take him off for Alvaro Morata when the score was at 2-1.
Inter had taken the lead through Lautaro Martinez into ninth minute and Ronaldo did not make an impact in the game up until the Biaconeri won a penalty as he converted the spot-kick to draw his side level in the 26th minute.