Double-strike sees Toni reach 30-goal landmark

May 7, 2006

MILAN, May 7 (Reuters) - Fiorentina's Italy international striker Luca Toni struck twice in his team's 5-2 win over Reggina on Sunday to become the first player in 47 years to score 30 goals in Serie A.

The last man to reach 30 goals in a season was Argentine Anton Valentin Angelillo who scored 33 goals in the 1958/1959 season for Inter Milan.

Toni is only the third Italian born player to have achieved the feat in Serie A following Felice Placido Borel of Juventus in 1934 and Giuseppe Meazza for Inter Milan in 1930. Both scored 31 goals.

Fiorentina's win maintained their two point lead over AS Roma in the battle for fourth place in Serie A which brings a place in the qualifying round for next season's Champions League.

Toni is expected to lead the line for Marcello Lippi's Italy in the World Cup finals in Germany.