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Ronaldo gets off the mark for Juventus

AFP  |  Milan 

Portuguese star scored his first competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus and then added a second in Sunday's fourth game of the season, against Sassuolo in

The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and added a second 15 minutes later to give the reigning seven-time champions a 2-0 lead.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner 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.

had said before the match he was not concerned that has failed to find the net despite 23 shots at goal in the team's three wins out of three so far this season.

"I don't expect to do more or less than what he did in the first three games," said Allegri.

"I believe tomorrow could be his day."

Ronaldo scored 44 goals for Real Madrid last season including 15 in on the way to a third straight title.

Bolstered by five-time winner Ronaldo, Juventus begin their quest for title which has eluded them in two decades in next Wednesday.

The giants won the European title in 1985 and 1996, but finished runners-up twice in 2015 and 2017, under Allegri.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 20:40 IST
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