Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Douglas Costa sent off for spitting in face of opponent

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Cassandra Castillo | 16 September, 2018, 19:08

Juventus club-record signing Cristiano Ronaldo finally opened his account with a brace as the Serie A champions defeated Sassuolo on Sunday afternoon.

Sassuolo did see a bit more of the ball as the half drew to a close, but the score remained goalless as the sides entered the halftime break. @Cristiano won't care that it's probably the easiest goal of his career. The goals secured Juventus a 2-1 victory as it improved to 4-0 in Serie A competition.

In the 50th minute Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari could only head a Juventus corner onto the left post and Ronaldo was waiting to volley in a rebound from less than two yards out.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal.

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The 33-year-old then finished off a rapid counter-attack by shooting into the bottom corner after 65 minutes.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor broke his duck just days after Juventus manager Max Allegri backed him to find form against Sassuolo.

Juventus, seeking a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, are the only team still with a flawless record.

Douglas Costa could face a lengthy ban after he was sent off for appearing to spit in the mouth of Federico Di Francesco.

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