Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored his first free kick in the Serie A yesterday in Juventus 4-1 win over city rivals Torino in the derby Della de Molle.
In a match that saw a plethora of records shattered, Cristiano buried home a sumptuous free-kick in the 61st minute to register his 25th goal of the Italian league season.
Over the wall, beautiful curler, buried into the top corner, the 35-year-old eventually broke what seems like a curse in his 43rd free-kick attempt.
It was the 55th free-kick goal of his career.
With his 25th league goal, Cristiano became the first Juventus player to score 25 goals in the league since Omar Sivorin 1960-61. He is also the first player to have scored 25+ goals across the Premier League, Spanish Laliga and the Italian Serie A.
The five time Ballon d’Or winner has now scored 29 goals this season for the Old Lady, one more than he reached in his debut season.
The defending champion went seven point ahead of second placed Lazio with the win over Torino.
Paulo Dybala scored for the third straight game to give Juve the lead in the third minute, Colombia’s Juan Cuadado doubled their advantage before Andrea Belloti pulled one back from the spot before halftime.
Maurizio Sarri’s men hit two further goals in the second half through Ronaldo and an own goal by Levy Djidji.
With eight games left to play, Juve have the title in sight.
Italian legend, Gianluigi Buffon played his 648th Serie A game, a league record surpassing Paolo Maldini.
With that appearance, Buffon marked his 665th league appearances across all clubs he featured for.
480 league games for Juventus, 168 for Parma and 17 in the colours of Paris Saint- Germain.
It’s a record for the most appearances in the top five leagues for the 42-year-old.
Closest to Buffon is former Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry who has played 653 Premier League games.
He is currently on the books of Wes Bromwich Albion in the English Championship.