There hasn’t been a lot between Napoli and Juventus tonight, so it was always going to take a bit of magic or even a touch of luck to produce the opening goal.
In the end it was a bit of luck that allowed Juve to take the lead as the ball takes a strange deflection and lands at the feet of Cristiano Ronaldo who has the six yard box to himself:
760 – Cristiano Ronaldo
759 – Josef Bican
757 – Pele
743 – Romario
719 – Lionel Messi
The record-breaking goal for CR7! ? pic.twitter.com/kivED5nB10
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 20, 2021
There’s a big hint of handball in there so it could’ve been a penalty anyway, but it also means that Cristiano Ronaldo is officially the greatest goal scorer in football history:
760 GOALS ?
CRISTIANO RONALDO BECOMES THE GREATEST GOALSCORER IN FOOTBALL HISTORY ? pic.twitter.com/GOyUFTWA3n
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 20, 2021
It’s certainly not the best goal he’ll ever score, but it will be important if it’s the only one in the game