Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Goals Record In Juventus Loss

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first Juventus player to score in 10 consecutive Serie A games but his 65th-minute strike was not enough to stave off defeat for the Old Lady who fell 2-1 to Verona on Saturday.

Ronaldo, who recently celebrated his 35th birthday, had equalled French striker David Trezeguet’s record of scoring in nine straight games for Juventus when he netted in the 3-0 win over Fiorentina last Sunday and broke the record with a fine strike from a flowing counterattacking move to put Juventus ahead.

The forward has scored 15 goals in that run and has now scored 20 goals in Serie A this season. He is now one match away from equalling the record for the longest scoring streak in Serie A.

Verona, impressive in Serie A this season following promotion from the second tier, however, responded impressively to peg back the champions through former AC Milan forward Fabio Borini in the 76th minute.

They went ahead 10 minutes later after former Inter striker Giampaolo Pazzini scored from the penalty spot following a Leonardo Bonucci handball inside the box.

The win lifted Verona to sixth-place with 29 points after 23 games on the log and condemned leaders Juventus who have 54 points from the same number of games to a third loss of the season.

The Old Lady have now lost two of their last three games and three of their last nine after failing to taste defeat in their opening 14 games in Serie A.

Title hopefuls Inter Milan can draw level with Juventus at the top with victory against AC Milan in the Milan Derby on Sunday.