Juventus 1-1 Genoa: Cristiano Ronaldo reaches landmark 400 goals

Juventus 1-1 Genoa: Cristiano Ronaldo reaches landmark 400 goals

Juventus 1-1 Genoa: Cristiano Ronaldo reaches landmark 400 goals

So Bonucci will line up for Juventus and, at Continassa, the Italian club's stunning new training ground close to the Allianz Stadium, he tells Telegraph Sport about that remarkable return, and his equally astonishing departure the year before, about the art of defending and about the burning desire to win the Champions League.

This was his 400th career goal in Europe's top five leagues, making him the first player to reach that tally.

Genoa were threatening to pull level in the opening stages of the second half, which prompted Allegri to introduce Douglas Costa for Juan Cuadrado.

Ronaldo went close to extending Juve's lead in the 24th minute with a shot from close range, but Genoa shot-stopper Radu produced a good save to deny the Portuguese.

Ronaldo has thus far scored five goals and registered five assists in nine Serie A games.

Ronaldo eventually got a first win over a Mourinho team in a Premier League outing at Old Trafford in November 2005, playing the full game and setting up Darren Fletcher's victor to end Chelsea's 40-match unbeaten league run. They are four points above second-placed Napoli - who beat Udinese 3-0 later on Saturday.

Earlier, Roma came unstuck 2-0 to visiting minnows SPAL to dash their hopes of a fourth straight league win.

Ronaldo left United for the Bernabeu in 2009 and has only been back for one professional club appearance as Real knocked the Red Devils out of the Champions League in 2013.

SPAL, who came a highly respectable 13th in Serie A following promotion last season, went ahead with a slickly-converted Andrea Petagna spot-kick on 38 minutes.

"Every match has to be won on the pitch in 90 minutes".

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