Ronaldo Debut Ends In Comeback Victory For Juventus

Italian champions Juventus showed character for the umpteenth time after the Turin giants came from behind to beat their hosts Chievo Verona 3-2 in a opening league clash that marked the debut of club-record signing and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

He was largely overshadowed in his first competitive game for the Old Lady but he still played his part in the comeback win.

German international midfielder Sami Khedira gave Juventus an early lead in the third minute only for Emmanuele Giaccherini to provide the equaliser for Polish star Mariusz Stepinski seven minutes before halftime.

Giaccherini graduated from provider to scorer to edge the home side ahead with the hour mark approaching but Juventus showed why they have won the last seven Serie A titles with two goals in the last 15 minutes.

Chievo Verona put through his own net on 75 minutes for Juventus’ equaliser before substitute Federico Bernardeschi struck in added time to hand his side the points in the first Serie A game of the new season.