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Ronaldo sets new records in Juve’s win against Torino

Christiano Ronaldo was the star of the night in Juventus’ game against Torino as he set new records in the match that ended 4-1 in favour of the Old Lady.

The five-time World Footballer of the year scored a stunning free-kick in the 61st minute of play to emerge as the first player to score 25 goals in a season for Juve since 1961.

The goal was also the first time Ronaldo would be scoring from a free-kick spot in Juventus shirt.

The goal was also Ronaldo’s 55th from a free-kick during his illustrious career and also made him the first player in the Premier League era to score 25 or more goals in a season in England, Spain and Italy.

The game against Torino started on a high temp as Paulo Dyabala opened the scoring in the 4th minute of play and it was two-nil before the half-hour mark as Juan Cuadrado’s left-footed shot gave Juve a convincing lead.

Andrea Belotti converted a penalty in the 46th minute for Torino to keep the game at 2-1 but Ronaldo’s 61st minutes free-kick and Koffi Djidji’s home goal in the 87th minutes buried the hope of the visitors.

After the match, Ronaldo said: “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but we deserved to win, we played well.

“My goal? I was waiting to score on a free-kick. I’m happy, but it’s important to win regardless of who scores. We are improving as a team, that’s what matters.”

The win left Juventus with 75 points from 30 games atop the Serie A table.

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