Turin, February 23: Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella in the Serie A record books after scoring in an 11th successive league game.
Ronaldo, on his 1000th professional appearance, put Juventus ahead after 39 minutes of Saturday's clash with SPAL, tucking in from Juan Cuadrado's cross.
The goal took 35-year-old Ronaldo level with Fiorentina icon Batistuta and Sampdoria star Quagliarella, both of whom had previously scored at least once in 11 straight Serie A matches.
While Batistuta achieved the feat in the 1994-95 campaign, Quagliarella - also aged 35 at the time - did so last season.
11 – Only 3 players have scored at least a goal in 11 league apps in a row in the Serie A history (considering the same Serie A campaign):OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 22, 2020
Gabriel Omar Batistuta in 1994/95
Fabio Quagliarella in 2018/19
Cristiano #Ronaldo in 2019/20
Neither player could make it 12 games on the run, however, meaning Ronaldo will have the chance to set a new record when Juve face Inter in a crucial match in the title race on Sunday (March 1).