Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella continued his remarkable scoring streak on Saturday to equal Batistuta's record Serie A run by netting in an 11th consecutive league game.
The 35-year-old former Italy international is enjoying a sensational season in Italy's top flight with 16 league goals in 20 games after netting two penalties against his former side Udinese.
11 - Fabio #Quagliarella has scored in 11 consecutive Serie A games played, the joint-longest such run in the history of the competition, equalling Gabriel Omar Batistuta (11 in a row in 1994). Olympus. #SampdoriaUdinese pic.twitter.com/vUlIJrxw2N— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) January 26, 2019
Only Fiorentina legend Batistuta recorded a streak of that length, scoring 11 straight league matches for the Viola in 25 years ago.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo netted an 88th-minute winner from the spot for champions Juventus in their fixture against Lazio, while Colombia ace Duvan Zapata maintained his rich vein of form with his 14th goal in eight games.
Top-five Serie A top scorers:
1. Fabio Quagliarella (16)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (15)
3. Duvan Zapata (15)
4. Krzysztof Piatek (13)
5. Ciro Immobile (11)