Cristiano Ronaldo said there is no need to panic at Juventus following their shock 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League
As predicted by manager Massimiliano Allegri, Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus on Wednesday.
The Portuguese forward hit an outstanding volley past United goalkeeper David De Gea from Leonardo Bonucci’s long pass.
Despite another dominant performance by Juventus though, it was Ronaldo’s old club United who emerged as victors.
A Juan Mata free-kick along with an Alex Sandro own goal ended Juventus’ perfect start in Group H.
But Ronaldo downplayed the significance of the result at Turin.
“It was an amazing goal after a very good pass [from Leonardo Bonucci] as well, but it wasn’t enough,” Ronaldo told UEFA.com.
“I was very pleased to score my first Champions League goal for Juventus, but we’re in good shape. We’re top of the group, so there’s no need to set the alarm bells ringing.
“The team is doing well both in the league and the Champions League and we’re going to keep working hard in order to go very far.”
Despite suffering their first defeat of the season after 15 games, Juventus remain top of Group H on nine points.
Next up is a trip to AC Milan on Sunday in the Serie A.
Ronaldo made this look ridiculously easy
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