Published time: 28 Apr, 2019 10:34
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a landmark 600th club goal with a low strike for Juventus in their 1-1 stalemate with Inter Milan on Saturday at the San Siro, beating his great rival Lionel Messi to the milestone.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner hit his sixth century of club goals with an equalizer from the corner of the Inter box in the 62nd minute. It came via a back heel assist from Miralem Pranjic to cancel out a spectacular early Radja Nainggolan volley on seven minutes to open the scoring in Derby d'Italia.
SIIIUUUUUUUUU!!!Cristiano Ronaldo scores an equaliser for Juventus against Inter to record his 600th club goal!
He's beaten his great rival Lionel Messi (597) to the landmark figure! pic.twitter.com/c9feNPxm6C— D9INE (@D9INE_X_) April 27, 2019
Ronaldo's 600th goal came on the same day Messi scored his 598th for Barcelona in a 1-0 win for the Catalan club over Levante to secure a 3rd-straight La Liga title, although Messi's goals have been amassed in far fewer games than the Portuguese.
The breakdown of Ronaldo's leviathan goal tally reads as 5 for Sporting Lisbon, his boyhood club in his native Portugal, 118 for English Premier League club Manchester United, with whom he won his first Champions League crown, and 450 for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The goal that clinched the record on Saturday was his 27th for Juventus since joining the Turin club from Madrid in the summer.
Ronaldo could perhaps claim a double, although extremely small victory over Messi. As the Argentine's goal fired Barca to a Spanish league title win, his tenth overall, Ronaldo and Juventus had already sewn up the Series A title - their 8th in a row - with a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina a week ago.