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Cristiano Ronaldo 'got a bullseye': Chievo keeper Stefano Sorrentino jokes about injury

Juventus trailed early in the second half of Cristiano Ronaldo's Serie A debut, but the Bianconeri fought back to earn a late win at Chievo Verona.

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino joked that Cristiano Ronaldo found his mark on Sunday, despite not scoring a goal against him.

Sorrentino, 39, was temporarily knocked out after a collision with Ronaldo in the final moments of the 3-2 defeat to Juventus, which saw him replaced by Andrea Seculin.

The goalkeeper was released from hospital on Sunday morning after reportedly sustaining a fractured nose, whiplash and a bruised left shoulder. But he was in jovial mood on social media.

"THANK YOU for all your messages of affection and respect," Sorrentino posted on Twitter.

"We are a fantastic squad and yesterday we had a brush with greatness: meanwhile, CR7 didn't so much brush me as get a bullseye!"

Meanwhile, Paulo Dybala apologised for celebrating Juventus' goal with captain Giorgio Chiellini while Sorrentino was unconscious, before the VAR ruled it out.

Dybala responded to a comment on his Instagram saying: "You're right! I didn't realise what was happening at that moment. I was wrong."


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