Cristiano Ronaldo left fans raving after opening his account for new side Juventus in the Italian Serie A.
The 33-year-old Portuguese star made the £99m switch from Real Madrid to Juve during the summer but went scoreless in his first three games for the club. Of course, his drought - if you can even call it that - prompted some very discouraging stories in the press, with many claiming his decision move to Italy was a poor one.
Suiting up against Sassuolo on Sunday, however, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner set to silence his critics by scoring his first goal for I Bianconeri in the 50th minute of the match, tapping in a ball which had ricocheted off of the post to give Juventus a 1-0 lead before running off to deliver his trademark celebration.
It took Ronaldo four games and 28 shots to get off the mark, but it was only going to be a matter of time before he stamped his brand on Italian football.
Below are some of the reactions from fans on Twitter.
Wouldn't take that long before...
The celebration did not match the goal, admittedly, but the occasion probably did.
Ronaldo gets his first league goal for Juventus in his fourth game. Taps it in from a yard out and does the spinning jump look at me celebration.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 16, 2018
Country :- Italy— Kus Mukherjee (@itsmeKus) September 16, 2018
Bank :- Serie A
Account Holder :- Cristiano Ronaldo
Opening Date:- 16.09.2018
Finally he scores his debut goal!!
Can't describe my feelings⚽#ForzaJuve#JuveSassuolo #JuventusSassuolo @Cristiano @juventusfc #Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/dmXKgkxuVL
Four games is actually not that bad, considering.
Just when champions league is about to resume.— OH! (@mr_kweks) September 16, 2018
Oh, so he scored his second 15 minutes later to put Juve up 2-0, this time finishing off a counter with a brilliant strike deserving of the celebration.
Thatʼ how to silence your critics. Ronaldo the GOAT 🐐— Charles E. Onyemakonor (@TheCeoNigeria) September 16, 2018
It took Ronaldo 15 minutes to score another goal, this guy truly is incredible. 2 Shots, 2 goals.— Matt (@MatthewHernon) September 16, 2018
Much better stats, these.
God thank you!!!— Abhi_Gogoi (@abhi_gogoi07) September 16, 2018
Ronaldo with his second of the night and seriously i can't help myself from screaming.
3 matches without scoring and critics labelling his decision to join Italian giants as a blunder and now he's on a hattrick. That's Ronaldo for you.
With Juve set to kick their Champions League campaign off against Valencia this Wednesday, this is exactly the sort of form they want Ronaldo in. He couldn't have timed it better.