Cristiano Ronaldo has begun the 19th season of his adventurous career, however the Portuguese star is arguably one of the fittest players in football today.
While a large majority of players begin to depreciate rapidly by their mid-30s, Ronaldo is exhibiting absolutely no signs of taking his foot off the pedal.
The 35-year-old superstar has hit the ground in the 2021 season as he opened his account in Juventus’s 3-0 win over Sampdoria last weekend.
And the veteran forward added two more goals to his kitty against AS Roma on Sunday.
Jordan Veretout put Roma 1-0 up at the Stadio Olimpico from the penalty spot after half-hour, but reprise came the way of Juventus when Ronaldo leveled the scores with a spot-kick in the 44th minute lev
Veretout then scored his second goal of the evening on the stroke of half-time but the Juventus talisman equalled for Juve again with 20 minutes remaining.
And it was some goal, too. See match highlights here
Even at the age of 35, the Portuguese superstar’s extraordinary ability to hang in the air is a sight to savour.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner rose the highest and remained in the air until directing the ball into the net.
Check out Ronaldo’s leap (plus a brilliant slow-motion replay) here…
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hang time is still something else. The man is 35! 🤯pic.twitter.com/70vuJuq0Z3
— GiveMeSport Football (@GMS__Football) September 27, 2020
This is not the first time we’ve seen Ronaldo’s amazing hang time and it won’t be the last as long as he continues to play.
Have a look at some of the best reactions to Ronaldo’s latest goal on social media…
Ronaldo's hang time in the air is INSANE. #ForzaJuve
— Massimo (@Massimo1317) September 27, 2020
My god that hang time 😍😍😍🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @Cristiano
— Anthony Paradiso (@AntParadise) September 27, 2020
Ronaldo began jumping for that header yesterday.
The hang-time is absurd.
— Emmet Gates (@EmmetGates) September 27, 2020
🚀 LIFT OFF @Cristiano.
🐐 Another goal with that trademark hang time. pic.twitter.com/oGLqB3wy0K
— SPORF (@Sporf) September 27, 2020
A Ronaldo winner for his hat-trick felt inevitable but no further goals were scored as the two sides shared the spoils.
Nevertheless, he still managed to break yet another record with his latest goal.
He’s become the first player to score 450 goals in Europe’s top five leagues.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player in history to score 450 goals across Europe's big five leagues.
Reaching the milestone with a trademark header. ✈️ pic.twitter.com/Tc3NyoVcau
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 27, 2020
Another game, another record for @Cristiano! 🔥🔥
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 27, 2020
Way to go Cristiano!