Chievo 2-3 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo Silent as Juventus Beat Chievo Verona

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Cristiano Ronaldo (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus to a 3-2 prevail upon Chievo Verona, as he made his Serie A debut on Saturday.

The Portuguese whiz played the full hour game in Turin, however, couldn’t locate his first goal for his new club.

Juventus got off to the ideal start, as they led the game after three minutes through Sami Khedira.

However, Mariusz Stepinski headed home an equalizer before Emanuele Giaccherini put the guests ahead from the penalty spot.

Leonardo Bonucci headed Juventus level with 15 minutes remaining, and Federico Bernardeschi snatched a stoppage-time winner to give the hosts three points.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Early Struggles Should Concern Juventus Greatly

Massimiliano Allegri named Ronaldo in his beginning lineup for the match with Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa and Juan Cuadrado in help.

However, the Juventus coach may well be worried about how his star man fared against Chievo. The Portuguese superstar had his chances, however, couldn’t beat 39-year-old goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino.

The previous Real Madrid man needed to hold up until 17 minutes before his first sight of goal. Cuadrado squared the ball to him on the edge of the penalty zone, yet he could just fire only wide of goal.

A harder possibility took after on the half-hour mark, with Cuadrado again the supplier with a long ball. Ronaldo was at a tight point and enabled the ball to skip before lashing a shot wide at the near post.

The 33-year-old had additional chances after the break. Sorrentino spared an early header and after that obstructed a wild drive.

Juventus managed to win it late on and were helped by Ronaldo moving out to one side, per Goal’s Carlo Garganese:

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