Ronaldo matches Batistuta and Quagliarella as Juventus goal glut continues

CRISTIANO RONALDO WAS back among the goals for Juventus against SPAL and has now matched Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella by finding the target in 11 successive Serie A appearances.

The Portuguese has been in stunning form for the Bianconeri of late.

Records have continued to tumble around him, but he was rested for a 2-0 victory over Brescia last weekend.

An enforced break saw his remarkable run in consecutive Italian top-flight games brought to a close.

He was, however, able to pick up where he left off when returning to Maurizio Sarri’s plans.

An outing against SPAL on Saturday was Ronaldo’s 1000th in competitive action for club and country.

That occasion was marked in familiar style as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner hit the back of the net.

A 39th-minute opener saw Ronaldo extend his impressive sequence when it comes to Serie A goals.

Only two players in the division’s history can claim to have matched his achievement.

Argentine legend Batistuta achieved the feat when at the peak of his powers at Fiorentina.