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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Only 5th Player To Score 400 League Goals

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| September 17 , 2018 , 14:06 IST

Juventus forward and 5-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo achieved a new milestone as the Portuguese star scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo that saw him scoring 400th goal mark in league football, on Sunday.

After scoring the 400th goal, Ronaldo joined the elite list which comprises of Josef Bican, Ferenc Puskás, Jimmy McGrory and Uwe Seeler in history who have scored as many goals in European top-flight football.

The Portuguese star joined the elite 400-goal list after scoring (Three goals for Sporting Lisbon, 84 goals for Manchester United, 311 goals for Real Madrid, and two goals for Juventus).

Many fans and experts questioned his lack of goalscoring form but there wasn't anything to be worried about.

His first goal for Juventus was probably the easiest of his career as he pounced on a mistake to grab the opener. On a Juventus corner, Gianmarco Ferrari attempted to head the ball down for his goalkeeper to collect but the ball came off the post and fell to Ronaldo who scored from a yard or two out.

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However, his second goal was the icing on the cake. A Juve counter-attack saw Ronaldo burst down the left channel where he received Emre Can's pass and took a left-footed shot across goal to beat goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.

Ronaldo could well have finished the game with a hat-trick but saw two gilt-edged chances go wide of the post. Nevertheless, Juve managed to hang on for the win despite a late fightback from Sassuolo and Douglas Costa.