Ronaldo hits the top spot

in Sport · 07-02-2019 11:14:00 · 0 Comments
Ronaldo hits the top spot

Cristiano Ronaldo’s two goals for Juventus in the 3-3 draw against Parma, took his tally for the season to seventeen as he became Serie A leading goal scorer.

The 33-year-old superstar overtook 36-year-old Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella, whose record-equalling run of scoring in eleven successive games was ended against Napoli.

Ronaldo’s side are now the only unbeaten team in Europe’s top five leagues, having won nineteen of their twenty-two league games, while drawing the other three.

In France it was Leonardo Jardim, on his return to Monaco, who made the headlines as he led them to victory over Toulouse and their first home league win of the season.

Portuguese international and former Sporting winger Gelson Martins made his first league appearance for Monaco following his loan move from Atletico Madrid.

Gelson provided the assist for what proved to be Monaco’s winner, scored by the former Arsenal and Chelsea legend Cesc Fabregas.

Gelson was replaced for the final twenty minutes by fellow loan signing Adrien Silva (Leicester City).

English Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers moved up to seventh place as Nuno Espírito Santo’s side piled more pressure on fellow countryman Marco Silva. The hungry Wolves won 3-1 at Everton despite the home side having sixty-four percent possession.

The opening two goals of the game were scored by Portuguese midfielders as Rúben Neves’ penalty put Wolves ahead before a fantastic goal from André Gomes drew Everton level. The former Benfica man unleashed an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net to cancel out Neves’ early penalty.

The visitors were back ahead just before half-time as João Moutinho set-up another ex-Benfica man, Raul Jimenez, to make it 2-1.

Wolves, who had Rui Patrício in goal, got the third through Leander Dendoncker.

In the English Championship Sheffield Wednesday’s Portugal international Lucas João came off the bench to score a last minute winner away at Ipswich, getting his ninth league goal of the season in twenty-two appearances.


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