Cristiano Ronaldo finally opened his account for Juventus as Massimiliano Allegri’s side continued their perfect start to the new Serie A campaign with a convincing 2-1 win over high-flyers Sassuolo.
Ronaldo finally had some luck on his side when, after a dismal performance in the first half, he stabbed home a rebounded effort from short distance just after half time, and looked to be playing with freedom as he drove the ball past Andrea Consigli for his second.
Sassuolo did all they could to continue their phenomenal start to the season, but were ultimately second best in every area of the field. They struggled to create any real chances, but grabbed a late goal through substitute Khouma Babacar. The aftermath also saw Juventus’s Douglas Costa shown a red card for elbowing and clearly spitting in the face of his opponent.
Ronaldo’s performance in the first half was shambolic, but his first goal clearly gave him some much-needed confidence and rescued his overall display. However, he could have easily netted at least two more goals, but missed several gilt-edged chances.