Italian football club Yuventus defeated Torino 4–1 thanks to a goal from Portugal star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo scored in the 61st minute. That was the team's third goal. Ronaldo joined Yuventus in 2018. He has since scored 46 goals in 57 matches, but this is the first time Ronaldo has scored on a direct free-kick. He had not managed to score on a free-kick 42 times before. This is the 55th free-kick goal of Ronaldo's career.
Ronaldo scored the 25th goal this season for Yuventus. He also became the footballer of the Yuvantas scoring the most goals in a season of Serie-A in the last 60 years. Earlier, Omar Sivori had scored 26 goals in the 1960–61 season. This is Ronaldo's 25 matches this season. The footballer, who has won the Ballon d'Or five times, was questioned last week. At that time, he did not perform well in the final of the Italian Cup. He has returned from this match.
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 4, 2020
As Ronaldo scored from a free-kick, he was compared to Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi. Ronaldo last scored in the 2017 Club World Cup with a free-kick. Those free-kicks had not proved lucky for him since then. Meanwhile, Messi scored 16 times for Barcelona with a free-kick. Other sports, including football, were halted for 3 months due to coronaviruses. Ever since football has resumed, Ronaldo has scored 4 goals in 4 matches for Yuventus. He has also assisted on two occasions.
Before today, Cristiano Ronaldo had scored a free-kick at club level in 42 attempts, a run stretching back to the 2017 Club World Cup with Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi has scored 16 free-kicks in that time.
– Goal (@goal) July 4, 2020
On the other hand, Yuwantus goalkeeper Gianluigi Bufon has also recorded a record to his name. He has become the most match-playing footballer in Serie-A. Bufon has broken Paolo Meldini's record. This was Bufon's 648th match. The first goal for Yuventus in the match was scored by Argentine striker Paolo Dybala in the third minute. Juan Cuadrado then scored in the 29th minute to make the score 2–0. The first goal for Torino came in the first half's injury time (45 + 6th minute). Andre Bellotti scored on a penalty. Ronaldo scored in the 61st minute to make the score 3–1. Torino's Kofi GG scored a suicide goal in the 87th minute. Yuventus won the match 4–1.