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

De Vrij celebrates his goal against Torino

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 is up and running and his three-and-a-half game drought (!) is over.

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

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.

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

Five minutes into the second half, the hosts broke the deadlock as Ronaldo finally opened his account with simple finish from point-blank range.


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

There was a sour point for Juve in Sunday's win as in time added on, Douglas Costa was given his marching orders after spitting in the face of Federico Di Francesco.

This is going to be a huge story in world football.

The former Bayern Munich winger was not blown up for a strong challenge on Federico Di Francesco in the build-up to the visitor's goal and appeared to elbow him as he attempted to get back to his feet.

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