Ronaldo on Track to Be All-Time Top Scorer and Other Juventus News

After scoring yesterday against Spezia, Cristiano Ronaldo is now on a par with Pelé for goals scored in official matches at 767, but O Rey’s final tally has often been disputed for his production in the friendlies. The Portuguese ace will soon reach Romario (772) too, while he could catch up with the all-time leading scorer Josef Bican (805) by the end of 2021, Gazzetta dello Sport calculated.

Ronaldo has bagged 27 goals in 30 tilts across all competitions so far this season. He has hit the net from 43 to 48 times over the last five campaigns, a pace that would allow him to close the 38-goal gap with Bican by Christmas.

He reached other milestones Tuesday, as it was his 600th appearance in a domestic league and he has become the only player to bag 20 goals in each of the last 12 seasons in the top five European championships.

In other Juventus news, the club has officially picked up the €18.5M option to permanently acquire Weston McKennie from Schalke 04 as the American midfielder has quickly become an integral part of the squad after joining on an initial loan. The deal also includes €6.5M potential add-ons.

Matthijs De Ligt underwent some tests after being a late scratch for the midweek round, but he avoided strains or other muscular issues and therefore he has a chance to feature as soon as Saturday versus Lazio. Gianluigi Buffon gave a great interview to the Guardian, saying that he will at most play until 2023 and that he will consider retiring this summer. Finally, the postponed Round 3 game versus Napoli has officially been set for March 17th, with kickoff at 6.45 pm local time.