Constantino Parente: Cristiano Ronaldo admits he was anxious following goalless Juventus start after finally netting first Serie A goals

JUVENTUS star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he was anxious following his goalless start in Italy after finally getting off the mark for Juventus.

The 33-year-old netted a brace against Sassuolo in a 2-1 victory for the Old Lady, to end 320 goalless minutes he had endured in Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally opened his account for Juventus after 320 goalless minutes
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Ronaldo, 33, netted twice in the 2-1 win against Serie A opponents Sassuolo
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And he won’t score a simpler goal for Juve after tapping in from a yard out just after the break following a defensive mishap from Gianmarco Ferrari.

The ex-Real Madrid maestro didn’t have long to wait for his second goal for the Bianconeri, as he rifled in a left-footed strike into the bottom right corner 15 minutes later.

Ronaldo‘s opener was remarkably his 28th attempt of the campaign, and he has expressed his delight at scoring in front of his home fans.

Speaking after the game, he said: “I was a little bit anxious as expectations were high. I really wanted to score, so I’m happy.

Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo expertly found the bottom corner for his second goal
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Ronaldo will be turning his attention to Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Valencia
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“Of course, there was attention after my arrival in Turin, but life is like that.

“I’m happy. I’m working well and my team-mates help me to adapt to this championship.”

Ronaldo then turned his attention to Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Valencia, as he looks to fire Juve to their first European title since 1996.

He added: “It is the competition I love most, we hope to have luck, it will be a difficult group, but I cannot wait.”


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