It might have taken 4 games, but Cristiano Ronaldo has finally opened his Juventus account with two goals against Sassuolo.
Many had started to fear that the Portuguese captain might find life hard at Juventus after firing blanks for the first 3 games, but he has now silenced critics with his first goal in Juventus colours.
The former Madrid man struck twice against Sassuolo to show that he’s still got it
The first came from a corner, Sassuolo struggled to deal with the cross into the box and Ronaldo pounced to put it past the keeper to take Juventus up one goal.
The second goal came from a breakaway from the Italian Champions’ half, Emre Can threaded a delightful ball into the path of the former Madrid man who simply slotted it into the net with his left foot.
Twitter has exploded following the pair of goals with many commenting that the forward was back to his indomitable best.
Gary Lineker took to his Twitter to hail the forward: “When I said
@Cristiano’s goal was the first of many, I didn’t necessarily mean in this game, but he’s just bagged another. A prolific, prodigious professional.”
You can also check out some of the other reactions below
Ronaldo’s second goal 🔥🔥 on fire pic.twitter.com/hKsqKIKjZc
— Aditi (@Fatangladki) September 16, 2018
What’s that? Ronaldo scored twice for Juventus? pic.twitter.com/wNvKqlpNHh
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) September 16, 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen!!!
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Juventus!
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Juventus!!
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Juventus!!!
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Juventus!!!!
S P R E A D T H E W O R D pic.twitter.com/3SzbjuLxZz
— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) September 16, 2018
— Adam Digby (@Adz77) September 16, 2018
When I said @Cristiano’s goal was the first of many, I didn’t necessarily mean in this game, but he’s just bagged another. A prolific, prodigious professional.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 16, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a goal for Juventus pic.twitter.com/T4KjbOSYLB
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) September 16, 2018
— 1897JUVE-NJ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@charlesgambino) September 16, 2018
In @LaLiga last season, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in his fourth appearance (vs Getafe) with his 28th shot
— David Schiavone 🌐 (@DovSchiavone) September 16, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player in 21st century to score 400 league goals, also only the 8th player in history to reach that milestone. pic.twitter.com/JMWG1BSxpy
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) September 16, 2018
Just like when you stick the knife in a ketchup bottle and it all suddenly comes out, Ronaldo has a brace in the last 15 minutes.
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) September 16, 2018