Ronaldo becomes the 5th player to score 400 league goals in Europe


Real Madrid's new star Gareth Bale has no problem acknowledging that the European champions have become more of a team following Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus exit.

The 33-year-old then finished off a rapid counter-attack by shooting into the bottom corner after 65 minutes. "I'm happy, I'm working hard and my team-mates are really helping me to adapt to this league".

Ronaldo's first Serie A goal came in fortunate fashion, but lifted a huge burden off the former Real Madrid man's shoulders.

Ronaldo's brace on Sunday saw him reach an impressive 400 club career goals. Certainly there was a bit of pressure in general after my move from Real, there was a lot of expectation.

Juventus get their Champions League campaign underway on Wednesday as they travel to Spain to take on Valencia.

Sassuolo had just pulled a goal back through Khouma Babacar when Costa and Federico Di Francesco squared up.

Ronaldo could have completed a hat-trick late on but missed two easy chances from inside the penalty area.

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Although it would appear that Costa could be facing a lengthy ban, few are convinced such an outcome is likely.

I can't confirm that Costa spit into Di Francesco's mouth, but it sure looks like he did.

Juventus, chasing an eighth successive Serie A title, have 12 points, three ahead of Napoli.

Roma appeared to be coasting to a much-needed victory after defeat to AC Milan and a draw with Atalanta. He is up and running and his three-and-a-half game drought (!) is over.

Ronaldo's last act for Real was lifting the Champions League trophy in Kiev after beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final before he dropped the bombshell in a pitch-side interview that he had chose to leave Madrid.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted the behaviour was unacceptable and Costa later offered his mea culpa on Instagram. It's @juventusfcen 1 - @SassuoloUS 0.