Juventus have declared Cristiano Ronaldo the “greatest of all time” with a personalized jersey, but that didn’t stop them from being swept away in a shocking loss.
After surpassing Pelé’s total of 767 career goals last weekend, the Portuguese superstar is now at the top of the scorers’ standings.
A first-half hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Caligari saw Ronaldo break the record, but sadly the feat came just days after Juve were knocked out of the Champions League by Porto .
To commemorate the occasion, the 36-year-old received a Juventus shirt with ‘GOAT 770’ on the back ahead of Sunday’s Serie A game with Benevento in Turin.
Although he has already scored 95 goals in 122 appearances for the reigning Italian champions, he hasn’t been able to add to his record against relegation-threatened Benevento.
In fact, the whole opportunity was completely wasted for the former Real Madrid star after the traveling minnows walked away with a shocking 1-0 victory.
Andrea Pirlo’s first season as manager took another dark turn as Benevento fled with his first win since January 6 and put Filippo Inzaghi’s side seven points ahead of places of relegation.
Adolfo Gaich scored in the 69th minute after a horrific mistake from Juventus midfielder Arthur to seal the victory.
The Turin giants are now stuck in third place, ten points behind Inter in first place with just over ten games to go.
At least Ronaldo will always have his personalized jersey to remember the day.