Cristiano Ronaldo should play his first UEFA Champions League game for Juventus on Wednesday; we remember all of his first times.
Juventus’s UEFA Champions League opener will be the 14th significant debut of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career; he scored seven goals in the previous 13. Is he due one or two more at Valencia?
Ronaldo was a sub for Sporting’s first competitive game of the season and came on with nearly an hour gone. UEFA.com reporter Pedro Marques remembered him “doing a couple of dribbles down the right, to the delight of the crowd, but nothing decisive enough to help Sporting break the deadlock”.
Ronaldo did not score but left an impression on the BBC’s match reporter, who wrote: “The afternoon belonged to Portuguese wonderkid Ronaldo, who displayed the dazzling skills that convinced Sir Alex Ferguson to bring him to the self-styled Theatre of Dreams.”