Ronaldo makes Juventus debut today

Annette Crawford
August 19, 2018

Yet Bernardeschi's introduction from the bench changed all that as he produced the corner from which Bani scored an own goal before grabbing the victor himself.

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Italy was supposed to deepen the divide between Juventus and the rest of Serie A. On the 2018-19 season's opening weekend, for 92 minutes, it did anything but.

The only thing that could overshadow Cristiano Ronaldo's debut? On replay the ball clearly crosses the line but the referee after VAR decides there was a foul on goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino ahead of the goal.

It stays 2-2 and there will be five minutes of added time. But Juve flipped it back upright via an own goal and Bernardeschi's victor.

Juve levelled when Chievo defender Mattia Bani, under pressure from Leonardo Bonucci, deflected a corner into his own net in the 75th minute. Is this setting up for CR7 dramatics or will Ronny be frustrated on his Serie A debut?

The nerves of the Vecchia Signora appeared once Giaccherini had scored a 56th minute penalty (2-1).

It hasn't always been fast starts for Ronaldo though. Talk about a shock scoreline.

The Nigerian will thus be hoping he gets to play on Saturday when Brighton host Jose Mourinho's Manchester United at the Falmer Stadium. Mariusz Stepinski is the goalscorer for Chievo as his well-taken header pulls the home side level. Can Chievo spoil the party?

Here's a look at Sami Khedira's early opener for Juve.

- Cristiano Ronaldo fired his first shot on target after 47 minutes and 22 seconds.

"You need to be happy with victories".

His team were 2-1 down with 15 minutes to go until levelling courtesy of Mattia Bani's own goal, and the Bianconeri ultimately claimed all three points through Federico Bernardeschi's stoppage-time victor. Still looks amusing not in Real Madrid colours if you ask me.

'Whether we use wingers, whether it's Ronaldo with Paulo Dybala, or Dybala with (Mario) Mandzukic, our system also depends on the characteristics of the other players.

Be it a move to a new club, or perhaps just a promotion from the youth team, it seems nobody is safe. not even some of the finest players to have ever taken to a football field.

Past and presentA lovely day in Verona " Today's the day!"

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