Juventus striker Ronaldo on his brace

Mae Harvey
September 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goals for Juventus in its 2-1 win over Sassuolo but his big day suffered a rather ugly mark thanks to his teammate, Douglas Costa.

Ronaldo, five-times World Player of the Year, opened his account in the easiest possible fashion by tapping into an empty net from less than two metres in the 50th minute, before finishing off a counter-attack to claim his second.

Since his move from Real Madrid, the 33-year-old Portuguese scored his first two goals in Juventus against Sassuolo.

Ronaldo skipped Portugal's Nations League win over Italy to focus on his new club after failing to score in their opening three Serie A games.

Sassuolo had just pulled a goal back through Khouma Babacar when Costa and Di Francesco squared up.

Valencia will have their work cut out for them especially when they see Ronaldo coming in for a goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo's double - his first goals in Serie A - proved the difference at Allianz Stadium, but it was Costa's very bad conduct in the closing stages that will be remembered. I also apologise to my team-mates, who are always with me in handsome and bad moments.

Allegri was also angry at the way his team played after going 2-0 ahead in the 65th minute of the game, saying they became too individualistic.

"Vitamin D", wrote the five-time Ballon d'Or victor under a photo of him lounging on the deck of his yacht."As my teammates say, back to reality, work done", he later posted. "As this was my first game I think it went pretty well I know that I can do better, but I'm happy to have helped the team", Can told Juventus' official website.

"I have played for a few clubs, but to have my own song is a unique thing for me", Ozil added.

Ronaldo's last act for Real was lifting the Champions League trophy in Kiev after beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final before he dropped the bombshell in a pitch-side interview that he had made a decision to leave Madrid.

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