16th August, 2018.
Just yesterday, we reported in one of our posts (Read It Here) that the Juve Manager, Massimiliano Allegri said that he was expecting Cristiano Ronaldo to finally score his first goal for Juventus in Serie A in the match against Sassuolo scheduled for today.
That is exactly what the striker did. And as if to compensate the fans for taking so long to break the jinx, he decide to even add a second.
And so, the long wait is over and we can now expect to see more goals from the man also known globally as CR7.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal when he poked home at point-blank range to break the deadlock five minutes into the second half at the Allianz Stadium.
It was to an extent a lucky one for the striker as Sassuolo defender Gianmarco Ferrari bizarrely headed against his own upright, with the ball kindly breaking to a relieved Ronaldo.
It is note-worthy to mention at this stage that this goal came not just in his fourth Juve appearance and with his 28th attempt in Serie A, But that it is exactly the same number of attempts it took him to get off the mark for Real Madrid in LaLiga last term.
Now, no one would blame anybody who goes about thinking he is going to score the same amount of goals he scored for Real Madrid last season. Someone should please help keep the records.
Typical of Ronaldo, it took him just another 15 minutes to make it a brace, driving a fine left-footed strike across goalkeeper Andrea Consigli to double the home side’s advantage as they coasted to a fourth straight victory.