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22 Feb, 2020 20:21

Eleven in a row: Cristiano Ronaldo equals Serie A scoring record in his 1,000th professional game (VIDEO)

Eleven in a row: Cristiano Ronaldo equals Serie A scoring record in his 1,000th professional game (VIDEO)

Cristiano Ronaldo marked the occasion of his 1,000th professional appearance by netting in his 11th consecutive Serie A game to help his side to a 2-1 win at SPAL on Saturday.

Ronaldo was rested for Juve's match with Brescia last week, but returned in superb form by converting a Juan Cuadrado cross six minutes before the break to equal the record for the most consecutive Serie A appearances with a goal.

Aaron Ramsey added a second on the hour mark to secure the 2-1 victory, but all the headlines will be for Ronaldo, who at the age of 35 is showing no signs of slowing down.

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His strike took his tally for the season to 21 as he joined Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella as the only players in Serie A history to score in 11 consecutive appearances in the league.

And he did it while also reaching another milestone, as the Portuguese star played in his 1,000th career game in a career that has taken him from Sporting Lisbon to Juventus via Manchester United and Real Madrid, while also representing his country with distinction.

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