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‘Ronaldo did really well’ – Allegri happy with Juventus new boy’s debut in thrilling win

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The Portuguese superstar made his Serie A bow against Chievo on Saturday, drawing a blank as the the Bianconeri picked up a dramatic 3-2 victory

Cristiano Ronaldo “did really well” on his Serie A debut for Juventus despite not finding the target in a 3-2 win over Chievo, says Massimiliano Allegri.

The Portuguese superstar, who has been eased into the Bianconeri fold following a €112 million (£100m/$128m) transfer from Real Madrid, took in his first competitive outing for the club on Saturday.

Much is expected of Ronaldo after linking up with the Turin giants, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner seeking to replicate the success in Italy that he has previously enjoyed in England and Spain.

The 33-year-old did look a little rusty as Juve battled their way to a dramatic victory on the road, but Allegri believes that is to be expected and believes improvement will come over time.

“It depends on the characteristics of the players near him. Ronaldo had several shots on target today, Sorrentino made several saves, there were also some good movements that were not rewarded by the midfielders. Those are movements that must be read from the back with the ball provided in the right spot.

“I was most impressed that Ronaldo settled in to the team, he was very happy in the dressing room and had his chances.

“The main problem tonight was we let the concentration levels drop and we simply cannot afford to do that.”

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