Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace might have grabbed the headlines, but Massimiliano Allegri was always convinced that the Portuguese would find the net against Sassuolo.
"He came very close in his first three games," said the coach. "I think he rushed a couple of chances today – it looked like he was absolutely desperate to score. Football has a way of evening things out and that was the story of the first goal, with the ball bouncing off the post and sitting up for him. The second goal was brilliant. I’m happy for him.