Juventus vs. Chievo score, recap: Ronaldo doesn't score in Serie A debut, knocks out keeper

Juventus vs. Chievo score, recap: Ronaldo doesn’t score in Serie A debut, knocks out keeper

Cristiano Ronaldo made his official debut for Juventus on Saturday at Chievo in Serie A, and although he didn’t score and it wasn’t his greatest exhibiting, he nonetheless made an influence as his new workforce got here again from down 2-1 to win Three-2 on the loss of life. Ronaldo threatened a few occasions and in a scary second, he knocked out the opposing goalkeeper with an unintentional knee to the pinnacle.

Here’s what to know:

How’d Ronaldo look?

He seemed sharp from the get-go, nevertheless it was all the time going to take him time to get totally integrated. He was assured on the ball and had a very good likelihood from exterior the field that was saved effectively. He wasn’t a relentless risk or flashy, however he seemed snug. He got here near connecting on a few harmful headers however could not handle to succeed in them in time. A high quality efficiency.

Did Ronaldo gel along with his teammates?

He did effectively with guys like Paulo Dybala and was snug sufficient to, like with Real Madrid, drop again in direction of the midfield. He was very cellular, although he stayed extra on the left wing earlier than transferring a bit extra centrally. 

What wants to vary?

At this level, nothing. Juve scored three targets, nevertheless it’s the protection that’s regarding. It will take extra time for Ronaldo to suit in higher than he does now, however nothing in the course of the first match was regarding, apart from him injuring the opposing goalkeeper along with his knee, although unintentional. 

The fact is, his presence helped his workforce, even when some may not have observed. On the profitable aim by Federico Bernardeschi in added time, Ronaldo being on the again submit allowed Bernadeschi to not be closed down by two defenders, tucking the ball away in the nook for the win.

Grade

I will give Ronaldo a B. It was a very good efficiency, removed from his greatest however hardly poor. He threatened a pair occasions and seemed like a very good match in 90 minutes. It’s nonetheless early, however they have been all good indicators for Juve and the Portuguese star.