Ronaldo Shows no signs of Slowing down with first Seria A hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo
Gettty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo is showing no signs of slowing down, the former Real Madrid ace has hit the ground running in Seria A ,defying the limitations of his age.

Ronaldo hit a treble for the Italian giants on Monday night as they cruised past this season’s  Seria A surprise package Cagliary in a comfortable 4-0 Win.

The 34-year old Portuguese forward found the back of the net three times therefore including himself in an exclusive category of players to have hit a treble in in 3 of the major leagues in Europe: La Liga, Seria A and the Premier League , with only Alexis Sanchez his company in that exclusive group.

Sanchez had achieved the feat while plying his trade for Barcelona , Udinese and Arsenal was the only player to have achieved such prior to the Portuguese heroics.

Ronaldo himself had done the same while at Manchester United  and Real Madrid before the Monday Night treble.

Ronaldo capitalised on the Error of the Cagliari defence to dribble past the goalkeeper for his opening goal before converting a penalty for his second of the Night following a goalless first half

With eight minutes left Gonzalo Higuain scored the third goal of the night after being set up by Ronaldo

Following a pass from Douglas Costa Ronaldo made it 4-0 completing his First Hat-trick for the Bianconeri to round up a superb performance. 

Ronaldo increased his tally for leagues hat-tricks to 36 while his completing his 56th for both country and club, and no one has been able to achieve that feat in the all of Europes Top five leagues not even the mercurial Argentine his eternal rival Lionel Messi, 

Many have continued to doubt the lethal frontman while Ronaldo seems to relish the challenge of silencing his critics time after time. 

One thing is for certain you can never write off the 34-year old.