Cristiano Ronaldo made another impressive mark on the history books in the win over Barcelona with THREE impressive new feats.
He came, he saw, he conquered.
That just about sums up Ronaldo’s night at Camp Nou as he delivered another vintage performance to steer Juventus to a historic 3-0 Champions League win over Barcelona.
The 35-year-old supplied the goods again on a big occasion by expertly scoring from the spot twice. It took his tally for this season up to 12 goals in 10 games across all competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s game by numbers vs. Barcelona:
85% pass accuracy
3 shots (3 on target)
1 penalty won
He has as many UCL goals at Camp Nou this season as Messi does. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/6db8x7tre7
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 8, 2020
Joining him on the scoresheet was Weston McKennie to wrap up a stunning victory for Juventus. Passage into the last-16 is secured, Group G is won, and they became the first Italian club to score three or more goals at Camp Nou.
But, for Ronaldo at least, that’s just the start of it…
14 goals at the Camp Nou
Ronaldo has scored 20 goals in 32 games across his club career against Barcelona. 18 of his goals were for Real Madrid, but only six of them came at the Santiago Bernabeu as the other 12 were scored in Catalonia.
Add Tuesday’s brace in the Champions League to his haul, Cristiano has now scored 14 goals at Camp Nou.
He hadn’t scored so many goals in an away stadium throughout his club career before now.
First player to score 2 penalties at Camp Nou
Scoring from the spot isn’t for the faint of heart. Even those who play football for a hobby know it’s so much more than that. With all eyes on you, a penalty-taker can be one of the longest and loneliest jobs in football.
And just imagine what it must be like with eyes on you from across the world at the 99,354-seater Camp Nou stadium?
But Ronaldo soaked up the pressure superbly and became the first player in the Champions League history to score two penalties at Barcelona’s home ground.
650 club career goals
The Real Madrid legend’s second goal of the match was his 650th club career goal.
He has scored for Sporting CP (5 goals), Manchester United (118), Real Madrid (450), and Juventus (77) throughout his career.
Ronaldo will hope to add another couple of goals for Juve in Sunday’s trip to Genoa in the Serie A for what will be his 100th game for the club.