It took four games before current Balon d’Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo hit the back of the net, and it came as a double alongside three new records to boast of.
Ronaldo netted twice in Juventus’ 2-1 victory over Sassuolo on Sunday, scoring first in the 50th minute and a second 15 minutes later.
Those two goals meant the Portuguese star has now reached three new milestones in his highly successful career.
Let’s take a look at Cristiano Ronaldo’s new stats:
Most goals for an active player
With his double against Sassuolo, Ronaldo has now extended his goalscoring record to 660 career goals, making him the player with the most goals who is active.
The former Real Madrid forward now has 39 more goals than his closest rival Lionel Messi (621 goals), and 160 more than a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic who clocked 500 career goals over the weekend.
400th league goal
Ronaldo’s second strike on Sunday also got him up to 400 league goals. A breakdown of that figure shows that the 2017 FIFA The Best Player scored three times for Sporting Lisbon, 84 during his time at Manchester United and an amazing 311 in the La Liga with Real Madrid.
5th player in the 400 goals cadet
Josef Bican who netted 518 league goals in Austria and the country formerly known as Czechoslovakia. Ferenc Puskas follows in second with 514 league goals for Budapest Honved and Real Madrid. Scotland’s Jimmy McGrory is in the third position with 410 league goals during a career-long stint at Celtic. Uwe Seeler, Hamburg’s legend is fourth with 406 league goals. Ronaldo is now fifth having reached the 400 goals milestones, with the certainty to get higher on the list.