For a man who broke a million hearts at Stantiago Bernabeu after completing a 100-million-euro move to Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo didn't really enjoy the start many would have expected him to at the Old Lady club. The Portuguese initially struggled to find the back of the net, going goalless in 320 minutes across three games before eventually breaking the drought with a brace against Sassuolo.
Since then, Ronaldo has scored seven goals for Juventus in the Serie A. But, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner still wasn't able to break the duck with his new club in the UEFA Champions League. His maiden goal for Juventus in the Champions League finally came on 8th November when his club hosted Manchester United in the Group H clash.
WHAT A GOAL FROM CRISTIANO RONALDO ð³ pic.twitter.com/9oypBzYY7u— LewisMcinnes (@TheLewisMcinnes) November 7, 2018
Scoring his 8th goal in 14 matches across all competitions for Juventus, Ronaldo capitalised on a beautiful long-ball from teammate Leonardo Bonucci in the defence. The Portuguese, in the 65th minute, made a perfect forward run into United's 18-yard-box before hitting an inch-perfect volley to put the ball past goalkeeper David de Gea.
While the stunning strike brought the Allianz stadium on its feet, it also instigated an animated celebration from Ronaldo himself. The 33-year-old rushed to the left corner before unveiling his chiselled abs in front of the home crowd. While his happiness didn't last long as Juan Mata's strike in the 86th minute and Alex Sandro's own goal in the 90th minute saw United snatching a late 2-1 win, Ronaldo's brilliant volley still was too good for the football fans to ignore.
To take that first time over the shoulder is as tough as it gets. Nuts.— MarcoT (@MarcoTrotz) November 7, 2018
That was a beautiful goal wow !!ð¤ð¤— #McGolden Karabo@Za (@KaraboMakofane) November 8, 2018
Good Ball Amazing Goal— Adair Martinez (@AdairMa36477240) November 8, 2018
That is world class. End of.— â¡â¡â¡ (@LewiBizzle) November 8, 2018
Love Ronaldo. BIG time player— UK GEM Education (@GrahamRMeadows) November 8, 2018