Ronaldo Misses Out On Debut Goal As Juventus Win


Serie A Champions, Juventus, began their title defence for the new season on a fine start with a 2-3 win over Chievo Verona on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo lined out with the squad and played all ninety minutes of the game.

The Old ladies took the lead n the third minute through a Sami Khedira strike inside the six yard box.

Khedira latched on a rebounded ball from a corner kick to put them ahead.

Juventus had a penalty appeal nine minutes later, waved off by the referee.

Ronaldo came close to increasing the tally eighteen minutes of play, from a Cuadrado pass but the Portuguese playmaker shot it just wide the; another missed chance followed in the 30th minute, which went narrowly above the bar.

Chievo equalised through Mariusz Stepinski headed in a cross in the 38th minute, bringing the game level at the end of the first half.

The hosts took the lead for the first time in the second from the spot.

They were awarded a penalty in the 55th minute after a foul on  Emanuele Giacherrini by Juve defender, Joao Cancelo which Giacherrini perfectly converted.

After series of misses by Juve to level up: Ronaldo and Mario Manzudkic all been curtailed by a resilient Chievo defence, Leonardo Bonucci finally broke the strength of the hosts in the 75th minute.

Juventus would have run away winner with a third goal at the stroke of regulation but Manzudkic’s goal was ruled out after consultations with the VAR.

The goal did cross the line but it was cancelled as Ronaldo was found to have hit the ball with his hand in the build-up.

They were, however, not to be ruled out again, three minutes after regulation time through the boots of Federico Bernardeschi.

The 24-year-old winger secured the 2-3 win for Juve into the new season.


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Macaulay Maduwuba is the Chief Content at Kanu Sports TV

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