- It took Cristiano 300 minutes to get his first goals for Juventus
- A brace from the Portuguese was enough to see off a resilient Sassuolo
- Ronaldo got the goals in the second half after a frustrating first period
- Juve go top of Serie A with four wins from as many games as they maintained their perfect start to the season
Cristiano Ronaldo ended his lengthy goal drought as he scored his first goals in Juventus colors in a hard-fought victory against Sassuolo.
The 33-year old’s brace was enough to see off a resilient Sassuolo side who had done a good job in keeping The Old lady at bay in the first half.
It looked like it would be yet another one of those days for Cristiano Ronaldo as he struggled to make his mark in the first half.
However, Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri’s half time team talk seems to have inspired his team as they came out firing in the second half, with talisman Ronaldo capitalizing on a defensive mix up to slot home five minutes into the second half.
The goal seemed to rejuvenate Juventus and Ronaldo who had finally broken his goal drought and fifteen minutes later, a swift counter attack saw the Portuguese score once again from a Emre Can through ball.
Khoumar Babacar headed in a goal for Sassuolo late in stoppage time but Ronaldo’s brace proved enough to secure all three points in a 2-1 win to maintain Juve’s perfect start to the season.
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Having signed from Real Madrid for a staggering KSh 11.7 billion, it was only natural for pressure to be on the five-time Ballon’ d or winner to show his quality in an Italian outfit.
However, despite playing more than 300 minutes and having the most shots of any player in Serie A (27) after three games, questions were raised on whether Ronaldo could reciprocate his amazing stats from his days in Madrid.
The brace will however act as a massive confidence booster for Ronaldo,particularly ahead of Juventus UEFA Champions League trip to Valencia on Wednesday, September 19.
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