Ronaldo Debuts In Juve’s Thrilling 3-2 Win Over Chievo


Ronaldo, signed from Real Madrid in July, was thwarted several times by veteran Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino and his handball in the build-up led to a late Juventus goal being disallowed, following a VAR review.

Cristiano Ronaldo had eight attempts at goal on his official Juventus debut but was unable to score, and coach Massimiliano Allegri has now commented on the Portuguese' performance. "He linked up well with (Paulo) Dybala today and I was impressed by how easily he slotted into the team". "It's a victory that we needed, to get us into the championship".

And it was up to Federico Bernardeschi to rescue Juventus, with a stoppage-time victor as the Bianconeri fought back from a goal down to beat Chievo and get their pursuit of an eighth straight league title off to a winning start.

Juventus were lacking a spark before Federico Bernardeschi's introduction in the 56th minute and the Italy worldwide ultimately proved to be the match victor late on.

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Italy was supposed to deepen the divide between Juventus and the rest of Serie A. On the 2018-19 season's opening weekend, for 92 minutes, it did anything but.

The home side incredibly levelled the scores in the 38th minute, however, when Mariusz Stepinski rose highest inside the Juventus box to head an excellent Emanuele Giaccherini cross into the back of the net.

Juventus coach Max Allegri yesterday confirmed that the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star will start in the first game of the season and D'Anna is hoping his team will ensure a tough start to life in Italian football for the five-time Ballon D'Or victor.

The hosts led 2-1 early in the second period, but an own goal from Mattia Bani saw the scores levelled in the 77th minute, before Bernardeschi netted a victor at the death.

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"(Ronaldo) moved well at times but he wasn't picked out by his teammates", Allegri said.

4 - Only half of Ronaldo's shots were on target, though, with Sorrentino making a fine block with his knees to keep out a viciously dipping long-range drive.

The visitors had their goal in the 93rd minute, however, with Bernardeschi turning a low Alex Sandro cross into the back of the net to secure all the points for the champions in incredible fashion.

Well, we've taken a look at various Italian media outlets to see how they reacted to seeing Ronaldo represent Juventus for the first time.

"We need to find balance, but the most important thing is not to fall asleep when we're doing well".

A minute's silence will be held before each match with the players taking to the pitch wearing black armbands.

The emotional impact of the disaster has led to the postponement of Serie A games involving local teams Sampdoria and Genoa who had been due to open their campaigns against Fiorentina and AC Milan.