Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for Juventus, becoming the first player in the club’s history to score a century of goals in his first three seasons.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner chose an opportune time to reach the milestone, scoring the Old Lady’s second goal in a critical Serie A match against Sassuolo.
Everlasting 36-year-old woman Ronaldo demonstrated that he hasn’t lost any of his effectiveness by controlling Adrien Rabiot’s header with a fine first touch before beating goalkeeper Andrea Consigli with his second, showing the high expectations that have marked his time in Turin.
Roberto Baggio and Omar Enrique Sivori both took four seasons to reach 100 goals for Juventus, while Alessandro Del Piero, the club’s all-time top scorer, took eight seasons.
Just three players in the top five European leagues have scored as many goals in all competitions for their clubs as Ronaldo has for Juventus: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi of Barcelona, and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain.
With his goal against Sassuolo, Ronaldo drew level with Roberto Baggio and Pietro Anastasi as Juventus’ joint top scorer in Serie A.
Dybala then increased his tally of Bianconeri goals to 100 halfway through the second half, chipping Consigli after Dejan Kulusevski’s pass put him clean through.
Dybala is the first non-European player to score 100 goals for Juventus, despite having a difficult season in Turin due to injuries.
Dybala has 15 Champions League goals, and he is just two goals away from matching Filippo Inzaghi and Michel Platini for the club’s joint third-highest scorer in the Champions League/European Cup (both 17).