Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed a Juventus legend in the club’s all time scoring charts as he struck home a clinical goal on the opening day of the new season

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 66th goal for Juventus on Sunday as it began the defense of its Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria.
  • The strike means the Portuguese forward has now scored more goals for Juventus than club legend and former Ballon d'Or winner Pavel Nedved.
  • "It's always good to start the season with a win," Ronaldo said on Instagram after the victory. "Well done team!"
  • Watch Ronaldo's goal right here.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 66th goal for Juventus on Sunday as Andrea Pirlo's side began the defense of its Serie A title with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sampdoria.

The Portuguese forward hit his side's final goal in the 88th minute after strikes from debutant Dejan Kulusevski and veteran defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Ronaldo's goal means he has now scored more goals for Juventus than club legend and former Ballon d'Or winner Pavel Nedved, who hit 65 in 327 games between 2001 and 2009.

Watch his goal right here:

"It's always good to start the season with a win," Ronaldo, who broke Nedved's scoring record in just 90 games, said on Instagram after the victory. "Well done team!"

Kulusevski, who was making his first appearance for Juve following his $41 million transfer from Atalanta, praised his 35-year-old teammate after, saying: "Cristiano? He is fantastic.

"I learn from him, and this is lucky."

While Ronaldo might have broken Nedved's scoring record on the night, however, he had a personal record of his own broken elsewhere.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane scored twice as Jurgen Klopp's side swept aside Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday, taking his total of Premier League goals to 86 – two more than Ronaldo managed during his time with Manchester United.

Juventus next faces AS Roma on Sunday, September 27.

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