Ronaldo scores first Serie A free-kick

Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored a free -kick for Juventus – from his 43 rd attempt – as he became the first player to score 25 Serie A goals in a season for the club since 1961 .

The 4 -1 derby win over Torino was also notable for Gianluigi Buffon’s record – breaking 648 th Serie A appearance .
Paulo Dybala put Juve ahead and Ronaldo set up a Juan Cuadrado goal .

Andrea Belotti pulled one back before Ronaldo struck , with the final goal a Torino own goal .

Ronaldo has now scored 46 free – kick goals at club level , with 32 for Real Madrid and 13 for Manchester United .

He becomes the first Juve player to score 25 goals in a Serie A season since Omar Sivori in 1960 / 61 .

Buffon’ s 648th Italian topflight appearance took him past Paolo Maldini ’ s previous record .

Buffon, 42 , only makes the occasional Serie A appearance these days and has had to wait since December to break the record .
Including his 17 Ligue 1 appearances for Paris St-Germain last season, he also has the record for most appearances in Europe ’s top five leagues with 665 .

Gareth Barry, now playing with West Brom in the Championship, played 653 times in the Premier League .

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