Ronaldo shoots another blank as Juventus beat Lazio 2-0

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Juventus, chasing an eighth successive title, have six points from two games after a somewhat fortunate win, but Ronaldo is still waiting for his first goal since his move from Real Madrid.

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". He'll have his another shot at scoring his first official goal for the club.

Thomas Strakosha in the Lazio goal superbly denied Ronaldo with a finger-tip save in the second half as the former Real Madrid man searched in vain for his first goal for his new club.

Ronaldo turned the ball towards goal with his right foot but his left heel blocked the shot which then rebounded into the path of Mandzukic who swept it home.

Ronaldo came close after 63 minutes but headed just wide after connecting with a Joao Cancelo cross and again threatened on 71 minutes but Strakosha tipped over.

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However, Sami Khedira nearly got the breakthrough for the hosts in the 19th minute but his curling shot hit the post. "Ronaldo is bringing a great enthusiasm to Italian football". There was a risk that we could get ahead of ourselves with all the excitement among the fans around Cristiano's home debut. "We needed these characteristics in midfield today", he said.

"We went from being frenetic at times to falling asleep at others. I'm happy with how he's fitting in, he is a very humble lad". "We have to find a better balance".

The Pole drove home the equaliser in the 67th minute after an attempted Milan clearance from a corner landed at his feet and substitute Dries Mertens completed the job with 10 minutes left, turning in Allan's low cross at the far post.

When Lazio last traveled to Allianz Stadium in October 2017, it defeated Juventus in a stunning 2-1 result, issuing Juve its first home loss in over two years.

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