Cagliari 1-3 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the first goal
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the second-fastest hat-trick of his profession, overwhelmed solely by the 20-minute treble he scored for Real Madrid in opposition to Espanyol in September 2015

Pele congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal ahead’s hat-trick in opposition to Cagliari took him previous the Brazilian legend’s tally of objectives scored in official matches.

Ronaldo netted 3 times contained in the opening 32 minutes to take his profession whole to 770 – three away from Pele’s tally of 767.

“Life is a solo flight. Each makes his own journey. And what a beautiful journey you are having. I admire you a lot, I love watching you play and this is no secret to anyone. Congratulations on breaking my record of goals in official matches,” Pele posted on Instagramexternal-link.

Some stories recommend this can be a world document tally however that is disputed by the Czech Football Association, which claims former Austria and Czechoslovakia striker Josef Bican is soccer’s true all-time high scorer with 821 objectives.

Meanwhile, information from Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) says Bican scored 805 profession objectives. But amongst them had been 27 objectives for Rapid Vienna’s reserve and newbie groups, in addition to strikes which weren’t in official worldwide video games. Remove these and Bican completed his profession on 759 objectives – in need of Pele and Ronaldo’s whole.

‘My ever-lasting and unconditional admiration for Pele’

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele
Ronaldo stated he ‘cannot look forward to the subsequent challenges – trophies’ after surpassing Pele’s objectives tally

After the sport in opposition to Cagliari, Ronaldo explained on Instagramexternal-link why he’s solely now acknowledging the “record”.

“The last few weeks were filled with news and stats considering me the world’s top scorer in football history, overcoming Pele’s 757 official goals,” he stated. “Although I’m thankful for that recognition, now it’s time for me to explain why I didn’t acknowledge that record until this moment.

“My ever-lasting and unconditional admiration for mister Edson Arantes do Nascimento [Pele], such because the respect that I’ve for mid-Twentieth century soccer, led me to keep in mind his 767 rating, assuming his 9 objectives for Sao Paulo State Team, in addition to his single aim for the Brazilian Military Team, as official objectives. The world has modified since then and soccer has modified as effectively, however this doesn’t suggest that we will simply erase historical past in accordance with our pursuits.

“Today, as I reach the 770th official goal in my professional career, my first words go straight to Pele. There’s no player in the world who hasn’t been raised listening to stories about his games, his goals and his achievements, and I’m no exception. And for that reason, I’m filled with joy and pride as I acknowledge the goal that puts me on top of the world’s goalscoring list, overcoming Pele’s record, something that I could never have dreamed of while growing up as a child from Madeira.”

Juve bounce again from Champions League disappointment

Ronaldo got here in for some criticism after Juventus’ Champions League defeat against Porto on Tuesday, the second yr in a row they’ve been knocked out on the last-16 stage. But this efficiency was a reminder of simply how devastating the previous Manchester United ahead will be.

He rose unmarked to satisfy Juan Cuadrado’s nook to ship a towering header past Alessio Cragno after simply 10 minutes, earlier than drawing a foul from the goalkeeper for a penalty which he transformed quarter-hour later.

The third aim was classic Ronaldo, amassing Federico Chiesa’s move simply inside the world, shimmying away from a defender and powering the ball into the highest nook together with his left foot to finish the ‘excellent’ hat-trick.

Cagliari, who’re simply two factors away from the relegation zone, improved within the second half and bought on the scoresheet when Giovanni Simeone slid house Gabriele Zappa’s cross from the appropriate.

Ronaldo may have scored his fourth aim with nearly the final kick of the sport, however Cragno did effectively to hurry out and block.

Juventus keep third regardless of the win however are actually three factors away from fourth-placed Atalanta and only one level behind AC Milan, who had been overwhelmed 1-0 at house to Napoli.

Milan’s slip-up allowed Inter to maneuver 9 factors clear on the high after Lautaro Martinez scored a late winner against Torino.



Formation 3-5-2

  • 28Cragno
  • 23CeppitelliSubstituted forKlavanat 70′minutes
  • 2Godín
  • 24RuganiSubstituted forPereiroat 80′minutes
  • 25ZappaSubstituted forAsamoahat 69′minutes
  • 8Marin
  • 32DuncanSubstituted forDeiolaat 80′minutes
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 18Nández
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 9SimeoneSubstituted forCerriat 80′minutes


  • 1Aresti
  • 3Tripaldelli
  • 14Deiola
  • 15Klavan
  • 16Calabresi
  • 19Asamoah
  • 20Pereiro
  • 27Cerri
  • 31Vicario
  • 40Walukiewicz
  • 42Contini
  • 44Carboni


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Szczesny
  • 16Ju CuadradoBooked at 18minsSubstituted forFrabottaat 83′minutes
  • 4de Ligt
  • 3ChielliniSubstituted forBonucciat 70′minutes
  • 12Lobo SilvaSubstituted forBernardeschiat 34′minutes
  • 44Kulusevski
  • 13Danilo
  • 25Rabiot
  • 22ChiesaSubstituted forArthurat 83′minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoBooked at 14mins
  • 9MorataSubstituted forMcKennieat 70′minutes


  • 5Arthur
  • 14McKennie
  • 19Bonucci
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 36Di Pardo
  • 37Dragusin
  • 38Frabotta
  • 41Fagioli
  • 42Garofani

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