Cristiano Ronaldo finally scores for Juventus
The Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, has finally scored his first goal for Juventus after 320 minutes.
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.
He's off the mark! @Cristiano won't care that it's probably the easiest goal of his career. He is up and running and his three-and-a-half game drought (!) is over. It's @juventusfcen 1 – @SassuoloUS 0. Up and running! Subscribe – https://t.co/YbI6T6O8MU #CR7 #Ronaldo #Juve pic.twitter.com/IXWfTcdRI2
— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) September 16, 2018
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 make 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 there 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.
Just over 10 minutes after scoring 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.