Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus to put his new side a goal up against his old one, Manchester United, in Turin on Wednesday evening.
Having gone a sliver over 45o minutes without scoring in the UEFA Big Cup, Ronaldo brought his drought to comprehensive end by latching onto a long ball over the top and lashing a volley past David De Gea, before celebrating in typically understated fashion…
Is that a ten-pack? Is that even anatomically possible?
Amazingly, Ronaldo’s goal further extended his (a stratospherically prolific individual) lead over United (an entire football club with hundreds of players) in terms of Champions League goals scored since the turn of 2010…
CL goals in the 2010s:
Ronaldo 100-92 Manchester United
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) 7 November 2018
The numbers just don’t mean anything anymore. There is no existing context in which to view them.
The man is a dauntingly-lifelike machine.