News according to Sports Central has it that following a penalty in the first half against Bologna earned the Portuguese international his new record as the Juventus forward overtook Rui Costa to become Portugal's top scorer in Serie A history on Monday.
Ronaldo scored a penalty in the middle of Juve's 2-0 win over Bologna, this has allowed the Bianconeri to take a four point lead on the log.
The goal was Ronaldo's 22nd in Serie A this season, one more than the 21 he made in his first campaign in Turin after leaving Real Madrid in 2018. With 43 goals, the 35-year-old also surpassed Rui Costa as the Portuguese player with the most first division goals in Italy.
Rui Costa spent eight years in Serie A, playing for Fiorentina between 1994 and 2006 and then for Milan. Former Manchester United star Ronaldo remains the top Portuguese goalscorer in Premier League history after 84 goals in 196 games. He is also the top Portuguese goalscorer in La Liga history after scoring 311 goals for Real Madrid in 292 games, where he is the top scorer of all time.
However, only Ronaldo's great personal rival, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has scored more goals in La Liga. Ronaldo was recently criticized for missing a penalty against Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-final and fighting for influence in the final against Napoli.
Former Italian international Luca Toni called Ronaldo's performance in Coppa Italia's last four games as "average".
Speaking to Rai Sport after the Milan clash, Toni said: "I saw the whole Juventus team in difficulty, even Cristiano Ronaldo, who looked like an average player in what was a very slow match. "You expect a big performance from him but he looked like he was experiencing physical difficulties – he couldn't even dribble past a man.
Ronaldo's sister took to Instagram after the game to defend his brother, saying he couldn't always expect to win games alone.
She said: “What else can you do? It is what it is and my darling can't work miracles alone. I can't understand how they played like that. Anyway, keep your head up. You can't do more, my king.
Coppa Italia's final defeat is the only time in Ronaldo's career that he has lost two consecutive finals after being beaten by Lazio in Supercoppa Italiana in late 2019.