You can rest easy folks, because Cristiano Ronaldo has finally scored a goal for Juventus.
That’s right, everyone’s favourite multi-Ballon d’Or winning Portuguese superstar has struck the opener in their Serie A clash with Sassuolo today, putting an end to his almighty goal-drought.
We’re kidding about it being a ‘drought’, of course, although some of you might’ve been a little worried about Ronny’s start to life in Turin.
In Juve’s first three games of the new season – against Chievo, Lazio and Parma – the usually-goal-hungry Ronaldo failed to find the back of the net, with the likes of Mario Mandzukic and Miralem Pjanic, among others, chipping in with the goals instead.
Thankfully then, he’s finally off the mark in today’s game and we’re sure he’s rather relieved.
However, let’s not ignore the fact that the goal was quite possibly the worst he’s ever scored.
It all started from a Juve corner, which was flicked towards the back post towards Sassuolo defender Gianmarco Ferrari, who didn’t have enough time to react and headed the ball straight onto the post and into the path of Ronaldo to score the easiest goal of his life.
Of course, he didn’t care at all, and wheeled away in celebration towards the crowd as if he’d scored the winner in the Champions League final (that will come later, mark my words).
They all count, after all.
What’s more, the goal gave Ronaldo new found belief and he was visibly buzzing afterwards, latching onto passes and making runs in a desperate bid to score more.
When he’s got his scoring boots on, there’s no one else in the world like him (except perhaps you know who, of course).
So it didn’t take him long to get his second, and this one was much nicer.
It all started with a Sassuolo corner, which Juve quickly cleared away with Ronaldo tearing down the left-flank into space.
He was then played in and was able to fire the shot low across the goalkeeper.
He’s back, foks. He’s back.
Well, that’s two, and he nearly got more.
As the game reached its climax, Ronaldo missed an absolute sitter near the end which would have given him his first Juve hat-trick.
Don’t worry, we’re sure he’ll manage plenty more by the time he faces his old employers Man United next month, who host Juve in the Champions League. Sorry to remind you, United fans.
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