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CRISTIANO RONALDO became the first-ever player to score 400 goals in the top five European Leagues after opening the scoring for Juventus against Genoa.
Ronaldo tapped home to put Juve in front after Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piatek’s mistake.
Joao Cancelo cut inside from the left-hand side and Piatek hesitated after his shot was blocked.
Piatek failed to clear as he expected his goalkeeper to deal with it, leaving Ronaldo with the easiest of finishes.
And he now has five Serie A goals to add to his 84 Premier League strikes for Manchester United and the 311 La Liga goals he netted for Real Madrid.
No other player has ever hit 400 top-flight goals in the big five leagues, although Lionel Messi is not far behind his rival on 389 league strikes for Barcelona.
Incredibly, Ronaldo failed to find the net in any of his first three games after moving to Italy from Real.
But he has rediscovered his form in front of goal – a scary thought for Manchester United who face their former star in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his 400th goal ion the top five European leagues (Image: GETTY)
Ronaldo opened the scoring against Genoa after a mix-up in defence (Image: GETTY)
Ronaldo’s milestone comes after Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri heaped praise on the 33-year-old’s impact since making the switch.
“Cristiano is very calm and is working well,” he said.
“He’s been very humble and has brought even more focus and a sense of responsibility to the team.
Lionel Messi has scored 389 league goals for Barcelona (Image: GETTY)
“Besides scoring goals, which he does best, he’s also great at providing assists.”
Ronaldo has chipped in with four assists for his team-mates in his eight Serie A games.
That is just one fewer than the five he managed in the whole of the 2017-18 La Liga season.