Juventus 2-1 Sassuolo: Cristiano Ronaldo scores first Serie A goals

16 September, 2018, 21:57 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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It took the five-time Ballon d'Or victor 320 minutes and 27 shots to finally get off the mark for his new club, and it is unlikely he will ever score a more simple goal in his illustrious career the his first for Juve.

He's off the mark!

Ronaldo signed with Juventus on July 10, with the five-time Ballon d'Or victor joining the Italian club on a four-year deal worth at least $340 million. Interestingly, it was his 400th career goal.

But Chievo, beaten 6-1 by Fiorentina last time out and on minus points after being deducted three points by the Italian football federation for false accounting, battled back in the second half.

Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari could only head a Juventus corner onto the left post and Ronaldo was waiting to volley in a rebound from less than two yards out.


The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and added a second 15 minutes later to give the reigning seven-time champions a 2-0 lead.

Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar headed in a late goal for Sassuolo who fell to their first defeat of the season.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor was denied a hat-trick by a fine save from Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli, while he also miss-hit a clear opportunity late on.

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The winger could be slapped with a three-match ban that would include Juventus' clash with Serie A title rivals Napoli on September 29. The victory was tarnished, however, by a lamentable spitting incident involving Douglas Costa.

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