Cristiano Ronaldo did not score but Juventus Turin won the extra time at Chievo Verona thanks to Bernardeschi.
Leader at the forefront of the attack, with Paulo Dybala in support, Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score or be decisive on the lawn of Chievo Verona. Nevertheless, Juventus Turin snatched the victory in injury time thanks to Federico Bernardeschi (3-2). He was expected as the Messiah, he who, for nine years, did wonder in the colors of Real Madrid. And if Cristiano Ronaldo did not score or play the biggest match of his career, far from it, this Saturday against Chievo Verona, the Portuguese striker seems to have already taken some marks with the Turinese. For this first start in Serie A, and this first victory 3-2, Allegri had decided to align at the tip of a 4-2-3-1, in pure new. The post he has rarely occupied at Real, since taken by Karim Benzema, but seems to be appropriate for a few seasons, the weight of age making its effect on his winger qualities. In 9, Ronaldo finally puts a lot of will, application, and tried to do the best. Very often shifted to the left side, as evidenced by the heat map below, he lost only a few balloons (4) even if he took only a few risks in his transmissions. In pure scorer, CR7 was far too lonely, despite the positioning of Dybala in support, while the Chievo managed to muzzle the midfield perfectly. He certainly missed balloons to rule totally, despite the fears of Douglas Costa, stirring.
Opportunities but no success Cristiano Ronaldo did not score but Juventus Turin won the extra time
On the surface, where he has always been decisive and sharp, Ronaldo had little material to put in his mouth. If he tried eight strikes, three were in the last eighteen meters, and all seemed harmless against a Stefano Sorrentino inspired before CR7. His biggest chance, in the 66th minute of the match, came after a number of dribbles from the Portuguese striker, well inspired to stick in the axis to roll up. Sorrentino spoiled the party and the end of the afternoon of the last Ballon d’Or FF, via a clapper left hand. In short, Ronaldo had some opportunities, including a few shots from far and a missile full axis (48th), but too dangerous to hope to see one of them finish deep in the nets Veronese. Not decisive, therefore, and it is there that he knows he is expected, but the Juventini fans can be satisfied to have seen a Cristiano motivated and applied in his positioning and his passes. The goals will wait, and no doubt they will arrive sooner or later, while Khedira, Bonucci, and Bernardeschi have turned into scorers this Saturday. CR7, he can be fully judged within a few weeks. Cristiano Ronaldo did not score but Juventus Turin won the extra time