Rome: Juventus made the most ambitious move of the 2018 summer transfer window when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, yet the forward simply can’t find the net with the Bianconeri.
In his first two competitive appearances for the Turin club, Ronaldo has taken 11 shots, but hasn’t managed to score with any of them. This is a far cry from his usual levels of production.
Although it’s worth remembering that in his final season at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, he endured an awful opening half of the campaign.
He came closest to ending his drought in Saturday’s victory over Lazio when Joao Cancelo fired a cross towards his Portuguese compatriot inside the penalty area.
Ronaldo couldn’t find proper contact with the ball rolling under his foot, thankfully Mario Mandzukic was on hand to spare his
teammates’ blushes by tapping the ball into the net.
The Juventus Stadium was rife with anticipation prior to kick-off with this their first opportunity to see Ronaldo in action in Turin since he stunned the Italian giants with a staggering overhead kick in last season’s Champions League, the Spanish MARCA newspaper reported. –ONA