Juventus vs. Sassuolo - Football Match Report

Allegri: Cristiano Ronaldo worked well and I think he will score against Sassuolo

Up and running! Cristiano Ronaldo scores first goal for Juventus as Italian giants beat Sassuolo

It took the Portuguese forward almost 320 minutes to score his first league goal for Juve and he did it with the simplest of tap-ins.

"I expect nothing more, and nothing less than what he did in the first three games".

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 Portuguese star Ronaldo scored 451 goals in 438 games with Real Madrid, including a record 120 in Champions League play.

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.

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.

Juve midfielder Douglas Costa was sent off in stoppage time after spitting at Federico Di Francesco having become involved in a running feud with the Sassuolo midfielder.

The visitors set up a nervous final few minutes when Khouma Babacar nodded home from close range, while Douglas Costa was sent off for an off-the-ball incident.

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