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Cristiano Ronaldo delighted after scoring for the first time for Juventus
- Updated: September 17, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo finally got off the mark at Juventus after breaking his goal-scoring drought and notching a brace against Sassuolo yesterday.
Juventus won the match by a margin of 2-1, but Ronaldo’s goals garnered the most attention. The Portuguese international is apparently relieved after what was a frustrating start to his career in Italy.
He opened the scoring in the 50th minute and later doubled it with a fantastic finish from his left foot.
Speaking about the adjustments that he had to make after his transfer to Serie A, Ronaldo remarked, “I appreciate my teammates, who were helping me as much as they could to adapt to the Italian league.”
About the match, the 33-year-old said, “I am very happy, the game was very close. Sassuolo played well but we deserved the win, we had a lot of chances. I really wanted to score my first goals.”
The former Manchester United star had endured a difficult start to the new campaign. He even took a break from international duty and stayed with Juventus to fasten his adaptation to the new league.
He claimed to be a bit anxious after leaving Real Madrid and hence said, “Football is like that, what counts is to do well and for the team to win. I was a bit anxious with everything that happened after leaving Real Madrid to come here, but that's the way life is.'
Juventus’ acquisition of Ronaldo is certainly to enhance their chances of succeeding in the UEFA Champions League. The forward finished as the top-scorer in Europe’s topmost competition last season, as he scored 15 goals in Real Madrid’s third consecutive Champions League triumph.
This season, Juventus are drawn with Manchester United, Valencia and Swiss’ club Young Boys in their group. They will initiate their UCL campaign with a trip to Valencia on Wednesday.