Ronaldo shoots another blank as Juventus beat Lazio 2-0

Ronaldo shoots another blank as Juventus beat Lazio 2-0

Ronaldo shoots another blank as Juventus beat Lazio 2-0

New coach Julen Lopetegui has been tasked with rebuilding the side following the Portugal forward's departure and the early signs are good, with Real already looking more of a unit than a collection of individuals.

Ball came across goal, Ronaldo has an open goal but he got his legs in a muddle with the goal gaping.

In the first home game for the seven-time defending champions, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa started on the bench, with Allegri opting for Federico Bernardeschi and Mandzukic to spearhead the frontline with Ronaldo.

"He understood that the Italian championship is completely different from the Spanish one and he has understood the DNA of Juventus".

Joao Cancelo's low cross from the right was partially intercepted by Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha but he succeeded only in pushing the ball to Ronaldo.

"We will learn from his game. We will improve in that sense and I know he will score an enormous amount of goals". Juventus is another culture. "There are times we are too frenetic and other moments when we go to sleep. Why people think Ronaldo is the better leader is beyond me".

Nonetheless, he did record an unintentional assist for Mandzukic's decisive second goal on the night.

Excitement grew to a crescendo when Juventus was awarded a free kick just outside the area, but Ronaldo sent his effort into the Lazio wall.

Dries Mertens came off the bench to grab the victor as Napoli rallied from 2-0 down to beat visiting AC Milan 3-2 and seize a second victory in two matches.

There were chances in the match for the Portugal captain, who netted four goals for his country in the recent World Cup in Russian Federation, but it wasn't enough to get himself a goal.

The Portuguese skipper has scored many goals in his career but revealed that the best so far was the one he netted against his current side Juventus in the Champions League semifinals last season, "It was the best goal in my career so far".

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