Chievo Goalkeeper Takes Clash With Cristiano Ronaldo In Good Spirits
Cristiano Ronaldo made his mark on the Italian league, despite not scoring in Juventus' 3-2 win over Chievo.
The global superstar made the move to Juve from Real Madrid over the summer, in the most sensational transfer of the window.
And he made his debut over the weekend, in a tightly contested match against Chievo, the Turin side winning 3-2.
Near the end of the match, the star clashed with the Chievo goalkeeper, Stefano Sorrentino, and broke his nose and fell unconscious.
Sorrentino was replaced on the pitch and had to be sent to hospital, where his injuries included damage to his nose, whiplash, and a bruised left shoulder.
But the keeper took to social media to joke about the whole affair.
GRAZIE per i vostri messaggi di vicinanza, affetto e stima. Siamo un gruppo fantastico e ieri abbiamo sfiorato l'impresa: mentre CR7 mi ha preso in pieno! :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy: #ChievoJuve pic.twitter.com/gVZ9uU6YL5- Stefano Sorrentino (@Sorrentino) August 19, 2018
He said: "THANK YOU for all your messages of affection and respect.
"We are a fantastic squad and yesterday we had a brush with greatness: meanwhile, CR7 didn't so much brush me as get a bullseye!"
:bar_chart: ' Cristiano Ronaldo's Juve debut:- Arjun Pradeep (@IndianRegista) August 19, 2018
90 Minutes Played
30.4 km/hr Top Sprint Speed
71.4% Shot Accuracy
5/7 Shots on Goal
3 Aerials Won
2 Chances Created
90% Pass Accuracy
27/30 Passes Completed
1/1 Accurate Long Ball
1 Ball Recovery
:muscle: @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/ZGcKIOD7NJ
Messi will continue to score those La Liga teams.- Omope Abdul Azeez (@Iam_Abdulaxis) August 18, 2018
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has scored in PL, La Liga and will open his Seria A Account soon.
Only players that played in more than one club understand not some midget forming GOAT in one team and oh, can't lift a trophy in his country.
Cristiano Ronaldo is going to win his 6th Ballon d'Or and there is nothing Messi and his marketing team can do about it.- Zeeshan⁷ (@FinishRonaldo) August 19, 2018
Fact :100: https://t.co/XNgBxkg9ae
Paulo Dybala apologised for celebrating Juventus' goal while Sorrentino was down injured. The Argentina attacker posted on Instagram: "You're right! I didn't realise what was happening at that moment. I was wrong."
Ronaldo will be hoping to continue his form in Spain in Serie A. He left Real being likely their greatest ever player.
The question remains, however, whether he can do the same at Juve, the reigning champions of Italy.
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