The Portuguese superstar went into tonight’s group phase tie against Manchester United still waiting on his first European goal for Juve, having bagged seven in 11 appearances domestically.
But after a tense first-half with few chances, Ronaldo’s waiting was over, as he brilliantly volleyed a high ball past a helpless David de Gea in the 65th minute, taking his tally of Champions League goals to a staggering 121.
He still made time to show-off his six-pack, mind:
Cristiano Ronaldo scores first Champions League goal for Juventus! ⚫️⚪️
And what a way to do it! 😳🙌
UNREAL! 👏 pic.twitter.com/6G9siDmXZp
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 7, 2018
Before tonight, the last Champions League goal Ronaldo had scored in Turin was his incredible over-head kick for Real Madrid last season, and whilst tonight’s effort wasn’t quite on the same level, it was still pretty damn good, eh?
Surely Juventus are firm favourites for the Champions League now they have Ronaldo firing for them?