Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his fourth Ballon d’Or award with his 500th goal at club level to seal Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Club America on Thursday and book his side’s place in the FIFA Club World Cup final.
The prolific Portuguese ran onto Alvaro Morata’s through-ball and fired home in the 93rd minute, but his celebration was cut short when referee Enrique Caceres appeared to rule the goal out for offside, only to confirm the goal after consulting the video referee.
Ronaldo’s goal meant he also became the first player to score for two different teams in the Club World Cup, having netted in the 2008 semi-final for Manchester United against Gamba Osaka.
Ronaldo is Real’s all-time top scorer with 377 goals. He also netted 118 times for United and five times for his first professional club, Sporting Lisbon.