Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

Juventus started the match impressively and had the first chance to score in the 7th minute when Sami Khedira located Dybala with a fine pass, but the Argentine failed to score.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor was the star signing of the summer transfer period, arriving amid great pomp and ceremony following a 100 million euro ($117 million) deal from Real Madrid. He now placed himself among the likes of legends Josef Bican, Ferenc Puskas, Jimmy McGrory and Uwe Seeler.

Joao Pedro marked his comeback from a doping ban with an early goal but Higuain - who moved from Juventus in the offseason - leveled in the 55th, rounding the goalkeeper before slotting into an empty net.

"Gonzalo's goal was important, it can help him psychologically", said midfielder Franck Kessie.

"Last year we were punished in so many matches and we didn't do anything because they told us that we need to wait for the system to grow", Torino director Gianluca Petrachi said.

Allegri said he could see that Ronaldo was excited to finally get the first goal out of the way.

"The lack of goals?".

"We lacked that killer instinct".

The Serie A title holders will be looking to make it to a third final in five years, having lost to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively in 2015 and 2017.

Roma are eighth with five points from four games - already seven points adrift of Juventus - and also behind city rivals Lazio who won at Empoli with Marco Parolo scoring the only goal.

The Juventus boss insisted there was room for Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, the club's top scorer last season, despite the arrival of Ronaldo.

Ronaldo in particular had two sitters for a hat-trick that went begging.

On Tuesday, Inter return to the Champions League with a clash with Tottenham Hotspur at San Siro, which could prove crucial for the future of coach Luciano Spalletti.

"Maybe I was a bit anxious, as it is normal, after leaving Madrid and everything that happened, it left me maybe a little more anxious".

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