CR7 beats Messi to impressive record

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Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 100th appearance for Juventus with a brace in the club's 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday, and in doing so beat rival Lionel Messi to a landmark achievement.

Ronaldo joined AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the top of this season's Serie A goalscoring chart when he netted twice from the spot during the Bianconeri's victory over Il Grifone, taking his tally to 10 goals in just seven league appearances for the campaign.

The result saw Juve climb back to fourth in the table, and also ensured that former the Manchester United and Real Madrid star became the first-ever player to feature in 400 victories across Europe's top five leagues since 2000.

Ronaldo beat long-time rival Messi (365) and Juve teammate Gianluigi Buffon (350) to reach the milestone, which takes into consideration matches from across the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.

After the match, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner took to social media to celebrate reaching a century of appearances for the reigning Serie A champions, and revealed that his next target was to reach 100 goals for the club.  

"What better way to celebrate my 100th game for Juventus, than scoring two more goals for the team?" Ronaldo wrote on Twitter. "I'm very proud of reaching this number with the Vecchia Signora jersey, but guess what: I also have my mind already set on the 100 goals for Juve. Fino Alla Fine!"

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