Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronald has broken a mark set in Turin for more than 80 years ago and sets a record for most goals in a single season on Friday with his double against Lyon, hitting 37 goals in the season.
Juventus went into the clash with Lyon needing a positive result to advance to the quarter-finals, having gone down 1-0 in the last-16 opener all the way back in February, unluckily crashed out of the Champions League after defeating Lyon 2-1, fell on away goals in a 2-2 aggregate result.
Referee Felix Zwayer spotted a handball from Depay and pointed to the spot in a decision. There was little doubt over the outcome as Ronaldo stepped up, the forward this time sending Lopes the wrong way to pull back the scoreline to 1-1. There came Ronaldo’s 36th goal of the season for Juve in all competitions, with 31 coming in Serie A, three in the Champions League and two in the side’s victorious Coppa Italia campaign. Ronaldo netted again in the 60th minute, scoring his 37th goal.
That strike was enough to write the 35year old player into the team’s history books as their highest all-time scorer over a single season with the new record of 37 goals. The previous record had been held for more than 80 years by club legend Felice Borel, who in 1933-34 scored 36 across Seria A and the defunct Mitropa Cup, leading Juventus to the Scudetto in the process.