Ronaldo gets win but no goal on Juventus debut

Lula Sharp
August 19, 2018

Ronaldo, 33, who joined from Real Madrid last month in a deal worth 100 million euros ($114.5 million), played the entire match in the northeastern town, celebrating with his new teammates after the bruising encounter.

"You need to be happy with victories".

We're not exactly sure what the song is, but judging by the video below - which appeared on Miralem Pjanic's Instagram Stories - it seemed to go down well with the rest of those gathered in the room.

With Gonzalo Higuain departing for AC Milan on a season-long loan, Massimiliano Allegri made a decision to play Ronaldo up front in a 4-2-3-1 formation with the pace trio of Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa behind him.

The coach said he will not focus his approach on Ronaldo, rather on stopping the entire Juve team.

"We knew it wasn't easy to play here, especially with this heat, but the important thing is to have heart", Bernardeschi said.

Polish striker Mariusz Stepinski headed in a 37th-minute equaliser for Chievo with Emanuele Giaccherini slotting in a penalty after 56 minutes following a foul by new Juventus signing Joao Cancelo.

Federico Bernardeschi's corner results in an own goal by Mattia Bani, as Juve pull even at 2-2.

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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.

With the game at 2-2, Ronaldo won a free kick right on the edge of the box.

The Chievo goalie was stretchered off and his replacement Andrea Seculin immediately conceded the decisive goal. His career statistics are testament to that.

'Every year, Juventus plays to win all the trophies available, and in the past four years we have twice come close to winning all the trophies in which we have competed for, and this year we'll try again, ' he added.

Napoli went in front when Lorenzo Insigne curled in a brilliant finish in the 59th minute and never looked in danger after that.

"Then we conducted it well despite the final suffering. I won so many games on that pitch".

The game began with a minute's silence to remember this week's Genova bridge collapse tragedy.

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