Ronaldo ends 320-minute wait for his 1st Juventus goal

By Our Sports Correspondent
DAILYNEWS UG |JUVENTUS|
The Portuguese superstar is up and running as a Bianconeri player, with his account opened during a Serie A clash with Sassuolo on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals for Juventus as the Italian champions maintained their perfect start to the season.

Ronaldo, goalless in his first three games since his move from Real Madrid, tapped in shortly after half-time.

The 33-year-old then finished off a rapid counter-attack by shooting into the bottom corner after 65 minutes.

Sassuolo pulled one back in added time via Khouma Babacar and Douglas Costa was sent off but the hosts held on.

Juve’s Brazilian winger was dismissed after a video assistant referee intervention for spitting at Federico di Francesco.

Ronaldo could have completed a hat-trick late on but missed two easy chances from inside the penalty area.

The win is Juventus’ fourth from four games this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo has ended a 320-minute wait for his first Juventus goal by netting against Sassuolo.

The Portuguese superstar secured a €100 million (£89m/$116m) move to Turin over the summer after opting to bring a nine-year stint with Real Madrid to a close.

He arrived in Italy as one of the most prolific marksmen of all time, but has had to be patient in a bid to open his account for the Bianconeri.

That wait has now come to a close, with Ronaldo finding the target in his fourth Serie A outing.

His barren run had stretched beyond the 300-minute mark during a goalless first-half at the Allianz Stadium, but he did not have to wait long to make his mark after the interval.

In the 50th minute, he found himself in the right place at the right time to prod home.

Sassuolo made a mess of clearing their lines from a corner, with the ball rebounding kindly to Ronaldo off the post for the 33-year-old to tap into an empty net.

A trademark celebration was quickly wheeled out, with a clear sense of relief as Ronaldo went through a well rehearsed routine.

His effort from close range was his 28th shot on goal since joining Juventus, and it opened the floodgates.

Cristiano Ronaldo first goal GFX

Just over 10 minutes after recording his first goal for the club, Ronaldo had his second.

While his opener had been a little scruffy, the five-time Ballon d’Or looked more like his usual self when hitting the net again.

As Juve swept forward on the counter, Ronaldo’s searing pace took him to the edge of the box.

He required just one touch with his left foot after being picked out to fire a low drive into the bottom corner.

Juve will expect there to be plenty more efforts to come, with Ronaldo having recovered from slow starts during his time in Madrid to consistently blast past the 40-goal mark.

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