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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Serie A record in Juventus victory

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Serie A record in Juventus victory.

A first-half penalty against Bologna gave the Portugal international his new record.

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Rui Costa to become the leading Portuguese scorer in Serie A history on Monday.

Ronaldo slotted a first-half penalty down the middle in Juve’s 2-0 win over Bologna, a result that saw the Bianconeri move four points clear at the top of the table.

The goal was Ronaldo’s 22nd in Serie A this season, one more than the 21 he managed in his debut campaign in Turin following his move from Real Madrid in 2018.

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In reaching 43 goals, the 35-year-old also moved beyond Rui Costa as the Portuguese player with the most goals in Italy’s top flight.

Rui Costa spent eight years in Serie A, playing for Fiorentina and then Milan between 1994 and 2006.

Former Manchester United star Ronaldo remains the top Portuguese scorer in Premier League history having scored 84 times in 196 appearances.

He is the also the leading Portuguese scorer in La Liga history having registered 311 goals in 292 appearances for Real Madrid, where he is the all-time leading scorer.

Only Ronaldo’s great personal rival Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has scored more La Liga goals.

Ronaldo has been criticised recently after missing a penalty against Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-final and struggling to have an impact in the final versus Napoli.

Former Italy international Luca Toni described Ronaldo’s performance in the last four of the Coppa Italia as ‘average’.

“I saw the a whole Juventus team in difficulty, even Cristiano Ronaldo, who looked like an average player in what was a very slow match,” Toni told Rai Sport after the Milan clash.

“You expect a big performance from him but he looked like he was experiencing physical difficulties – he couldn’t even dribble a man.”

Ronaldo’s sister took to Instagram after the match to stick up for her brother, stating that he can’t always be expected to win matches on his own.

She said: “What else can you do? It is what it is and my darling can’t work miracles alone. I can’t understand how they played like that. Anyway, keep your head up. You can’t do more, my king.”

The Coppa Italia final loss marks the only time in Ronaldo’s career that he has lost two successive finals, having been defeated by Lazio in the Supercoppa Italiana at the tail end of 2019.

 

Who is Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (European Portuguese: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁɔˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballons d’Or and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 29 major trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title. A prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League (128) and for the most hat-tricks in recorded history (56). He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country

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LATEST EPL TABLE: MAN UNITED MAINTAIN 5TH SPOT

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Manchester united maintains 5th spot on the latest EPL table standing.

A brace from Bruno Fernandez and a 16th minute goal by Mason Greenwood were enough as Manchester United coasted to a 3-nil victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday.

Manchester United who are actively pursuing a Champions League spot in the EPL opened scoring to remain 5th spot on the table, after Greenwood made a determined run into Brighton’s 18-yard area before finding the bottom corner of the net.

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 However, Fernandez doubled the lead in the 29th minute after his effort was helped on by a deflection from Brighton. The Portuguese increased the tally in the 50th minute after he received an inch-perfect cross from Greenwood to make it 3 nil.

Manchester United have now amassed 52 points after playing 32 games to stay 2 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

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British Nigerian football player saka signs new deal with arsenal

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English professional football player who is also of Nigerian descent, Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal football club.

The Gunners confirmed on Wednesday, July 1, that the promising 18-year-old winger has committed his future after inking a long term deal with the London club.

Saka, who started his career with Arsenal’s Hale End academy also took to Twitter to announce the good news.

He tweeted:

“London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension. I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.

“The hard work continues so I can continue living my dream. God is Great !!’

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Speaking on the deal, Arteta told the club’s official website: ‘Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player. He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances.

‘I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.’

 

Bukayo Saka was born in London Borough of Ealing to Nigerian parents, meaning he is eligible to play for either Nigeria and England. So far in his young career, Saka has only played for England, representing The Three Lions at youth level.

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LIONEL MESSI SCORES 700TH CAREER GOAL

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LIONEL MESSI SCORES 700TH CAREER GOAL

Lionel Messi scored his 700th first team goal as Barcelona drew 2-all with Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou.

Barcelona who are challenging league leaders, Real Madrid for La Liga Santander title went ahead as early as the 11th minute of the game when Diego Costa scored an own goal but eight minutes later Saul Nigez found the back of the net from the spot to equalize for the visitors.

The Catalans restored their lead 5 minutes into the second half as Lionel Messi converted a spot kick to notch his 700th career goal. (Total Goals Scored by messi).

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However, Barcelona’s lead was short-lived as Saul Nigez restored parity from the spot for the second time in the game 12 minutes later.

The result leaves Barca in the second spot with 70 points just one point adrift of leaders, Real Madrid.

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