Ronaldo Scores Twice as Juve Maintain Perfect Record

Cristiano Ronaldo opened his Juventus account with a brace as the Italian champions maintained their perfect start to the Serie A season with a 2-1 win over Sassuolo.

Ronaldo, goalless in his first three games since his move from Real Madrid, tapped in shortly after half-time after the visitors failed to deal with a corner-kick.

The 33-year-old then finished off a rapid counter-attack by shooting into the bottom corner from close range after 65 minutes.

Sassuolo pulled one back in added time via Khouma Babacar and substitute Douglas Costa was sent off after a video assistant referee intervention for spitting at Federico di Francesco, having aimed a headbutt at the same player and appeared to try to elbow him.

Five-time ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo could have completed a hat-trick late on but missed two easy chances from inside the penalty area.

But it didn’t matter in the end as Max Allegri’s men – chasing a record eighth straight Scudetto – held on for their fourth from four games this season

The crowd at the packed Juventus Arena celebrated Ronaldo’s first goals for the club wildly while his girlfriend and son were also in the stands to witness the moment.

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