Italian Serie A match report Chievo v Juventus 18 August 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his competitive Juventus debut on Saturday in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his competitive Juventus debut on Saturday in Serie A

Ronaldo had scored in each of his last 10 league appearances for Madrid, but that was not a sequence that was extended to Serie A. Dropping deep at times and showing frustrating at not receiving the ball on other occasions, it will take time for the 33-year-old to find his place in this Juve team.

The five-time Ballon D'Or victor has a habit of making a good first impression and he certainly hit the right tone on his first start for his previous club as he was on target when Real defeated Deportivo La Coruna in August 2009.

Juventus officially open the Cristiano Ronaldo era on Saturday, when they play Chievo Verona in the season-opener to the Serie A season. "It's a pity he wasn't able to score a goal", Allgeri was quoted as saying by FootballItalia. "I was struck by how easily he has blended into the team and he was very happy with the win at the end".

With Gonzalo Higuain departing for AC Milan on a season-long loan, Massimiliano Allegri chose to play Ronaldo up front in a 4-2-3-1 formation with the pace trio of Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa behind him.

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Italy was supposed to deepen the divide between Juventus and the rest of Serie A. On the 2018-19 season's opening weekend, for 92 minutes, it did anything but.

Yet Bernardeschi turned home Alex Sandro's cross in the 93rd minute to give Ronaldo and Juve a winning start.

Everyone is in good condition, even Mario Mandzukic and Blaise Matuidi, who both went all the way to the final in the World Cup.

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Of course if Serie A changes into a singing contest then the Portuguese superstar will just be a mere mortal. In an interview with Sky Italia, Allegri said: "This year, our ambition to win the Champions League is greater than in previous years, as is the desire to win the league, Coppa Italia and SuperCup, but nobody is going to gift us anything before we've won them".

"You can already see that he is a different player". CR7 has come a long way - and scored a few goals - since making his debut for Sporting in 2002.

In the second half, Ronaldo created for himself.

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