Ronaldo fails to score in Juventus comfortable 2-0 win over Lazio

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Ronaldo missed an open goal in the second half as he got his legs in a tangle but it did not matter as Mario Mandzukic tapped into an empty net to add to Miralem Pjanic's first-half opener.

The 33-year-old failed to score in his Serie A debut against Chievo Verona which ended in a 3-2 win for the reigning Italian champions last weekend.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid on July 10 in a 100-million-euro deal but has yet to score his first competitive goal.

"We went from being frenetic at times to falling asleep at others".

Thomas Strakosha in the Lazio goal superbly denied Ronaldo with a finger-tip save in the second half as the former Real Madrid man searched in vain for his first goal for his new club.

The Portuguese skipper has scored many goals in his career but revealed that the best so far was the one he netted against his current side Juventus in the Champions League semifinals last season, "It was the best goal in my career so far".

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The closest Ronaldo came to breaking his duck was with a vicious dipping effort on the turn in the 71st minute which was brilliantly turned over the bar by the Albanian goalkeeper.

"We did not expect this start, we wanted a different calendar", said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi blaming "basic errors" after defeats against the top two teams.

'We must give something more because otherwise we can not get better results. "For us it is something exceptional, we are very happy to play with him", said Matuidi of Ronaldo.

"For example, the wing is more covered with Douglas Costa, but we also know what can happen with CR7 there". Of course, we will learn from his game.

In Saturday's second Serie A game, Ancelotti got his first home win as Napoli coach as the southerners fought back from two goals down to edge AC Milan.

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