Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his first and second goals for Juventus, netting twice in their 2-1 defeat of Sassuolo.
The Portuguese striker, who joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid, took 320 minutes to break his drought in Italy before finally finding his way onto the scoresheet at the Allianz Stadium.
And he wasted no time in getting his second, netting again within 15 minutes of his opener to set Juve on the path to a fourth straight victory.
Given the wait for the man considered to be one of the modern game’s defining greats to open his tally, jubilant reactions have emerged across social media in response to Ronaldo’s double, the second of which took his career league tally to 400.
Just like when you stick the knife in a ketchup bottle and it all suddenly comes out, Ronaldo has a brace in the last 15 minutes. — Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) September 16, 2018
When I said @Cristiano ’s goal was the first of many, I didn’t necessarily mean in this game, but he’s just bagged another. A prolific, prodigious professional. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 16, 2018
It took Cristiano Ronaldo 4 games and 28 shots to score his first goal in La Liga last season. It’s taken him exactly 4 games and 28 shots again to open his Juventus account in Serie A this season. — Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) September 16, 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen!!!
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Juventus!
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Juventus!!
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Juventus!!!
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Juventus!!!!
S P R E A D T H E W O R D pic.twitter.com/3SzbjuLxZz — Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) September 16, 2018
Count it! That's league goal 4⃣0⃣0⃣ for @Cristiano in 517 matches:— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 16, 2018
311 - Real Madrid
84 - Manchester United
3 - Sporting CP
2 - Juventus
Will he win a third consecutive #TheBest FIFA Men's Player Award at the #FIFAFootballAwards on 24 September? pic.twitter.com/wNWIPWhgbU