Ronaldo scores debut goals in Italian football league

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his and Juventus second goal in their game against Sassuolo Massimo Pinca  Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his and Juventus second goal in their game against Sassuolo Massimo Pinca Reuters

At the fourth time of asking, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first and second goals in a Juventus shirt against Sassuolo.

His record against Valencia saw him score 15 out of 16 league appearances leading his former club Real Madrid towards nine wins against Los Murcielagos.

Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo has opened his account as a Juventus player after drawing a blank in his opening three Serie A games.

As Sassuolo tried to rush the ball back to the halfway line so that they could resume the game, Costa and Di Francesco clashed again. I also apologise to my teammates, who are always with me in the good and the bad times.

But struggling with a muscular problem he has failed to find the net in the three games he has played so far.

"It was disgusting and I am aware of this and I apologise to everybody for this. I make it clear that this isolated attitude does not correspond to what I have always shown in my career". "I think he rushed a couple of chances today".

The first goal was a gift as a Sassuolo defender headed the ball onto the post and the rebound landed right at Ronaldo's feet, leaving him with the easiest of tap-ins.

The second goal, in particular, was a lovely one, and it will terrify teams around Europe that the so-called drought ended just as the Champions League returns.

Zamparini said it was "all down to" Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and added: "I sent a message to Dybala two years ago, advising him to go to Spain, where they play football, and not stay in Italy".

Gonzalo Higuain also scored his first goal for AC Milan since his loan move from Juventus, to salvage a point in a 1-1 draw at Cagliari.

Juventus have lifted Serie A for the past seven seasons though haven't won the Champions League since 1996. "It's a very hard group, we know that we can do well and Juve must focus on being the best".

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