Chelsea star of Nigerian descent breaks Cristiano Ronaldo's Serie A record after goal against Juventus

Chelsea star of Nigerian descent breaks Cristiano Ronaldo's Serie A record after goal against Juventus

- Fikayo Tomori sets new record in the Serie A after scoring against Juventus

- The defender made an astonishing jump before grabbing his first goal for AC Milan in a superb style

- Tomori's jump has now beaten Cristiano Ronaldo's against Sampdoria last campaign

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Former Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, is the latest to break one of Cristiano Ronaldo's records in Serie A after scoring in AC Milan's triumph against Juventus over the weekend.

The 23-year-old centre-back compounded the woes of the Turin-based side after jumping high up to head home his side's third goal at the Allianz Stadium.

And this was after Brahim Diaz and Ante Rebic had given the visitors a comfortable lead earlier in the game.

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Meanwhile, Tomori's jump before heading the ball into the net was measured at eight feet and seven inches - surpassing Ronaldo's record, which he set last season against Sampdoria.

Fikayo Tomori smashed Cristiano Ronaldo's 'highest jump
Fikayo Tomori trying to Cristiano Ronaldo during Juventus' 3-0 defeat to AC Milan at Allianz Stadium over the weekend. Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images
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The 36-year-old previously held the record of the greatest leap after jumping 8ft 5in against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium during the 2019-20 campaign.

In spite of being 2 feet shorter than Ronaldo, Fikayo's jump over Giorgio Chiellini before his goal over the weekend left the world stunned.

Besides scoring his first goal in that game, Daily Mail also reports that the Chelsea on-loan star is the first Englishman after David Beckham to score for the Rossoneri.

The Milan club has an option to sign him permanently for £25 million and boss Pioli is keen to take up the offer.

Andrea Pirlo's men will have to regroup against Sassuolo as their defeat to AC Milan is already threatening their Champions League qualification next term.

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Juve had already lost the Italian League title to arch-rivals Inter Milan who stopped them from winning their 10th consecutive title this campaign but failing to play in the UCL will be even more disastrous.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Paris Saint Germain star Neymar is looking forward to playing with Cristiano Ronaldo if the Juventus forward decides to join the French club.

The Brazilian recently extended his stay at the Paris-based club until the summer of 2025 having initially joined them from Barcelona in a world-record fee worth €222 million.

In spite of his achievement in football so far, the 29-year-old is definitely hoping to win the World Cup someday according to Football Italia while quoting GQ France.

Source: Legit

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