Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Ronaldo scores brace for Juventus

Ronaldo scores brace for Juventus

The 33-year-old had so far failed to find the net after the first three games of the Serie A season, but the Portuguese opened his account as Juventus hosted Sassuolo on Sunday afternoon.

Ronaldo made his fourth straight start for the Old Lady as he went in search of his first goal club, while Paul Dybala was also included in the attack.

Ronaldo added a second 15 minutes later when he finished off a swift counterattack with a precise finish into the bottom right corner.

Earlier, had reported how Portugal worldwide Cristiano Ronaldo told Juventus' chiefs to give him three more bodyguards for himself and his family in Italy.

"Sassuolo defend well, but we put in an intense performance and deserved to win".

Former Liverpool star Emre Can provided the assist that gave Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to score the second goal for Juventus in the 65th minute. 'The important thing is that the team wins. Obviously, I was a little tense with all the talk of Real Madrid and not scoring, but I thank my team-mates for supporting me throughout. "I am adapting well to Italian football".

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Ronaldo's goalscoring heroics are set to be overshadowed by the conduct of Douglas Costa, who was sent off in extra-time for spitting into the mouth of an opponent.

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