Juventus will help Ronaldo break Serie A duck – Matuidi

The Juventus midfielder backed his star team-mate to find the net after three games without success

Blaise Matuidi insisted Juventus will help Cristiano Ronaldo open his Serie A account after the superstar fired another blank for the Italian champions.

Ronaldo has experienced a barren start to life in Serie A following his blockbuster arrival from Real Madrid, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner scoreless in Juve’s 2-1 win at Parma on Saturday.

The Portugal captain, his 23 attempts at goal without scoring is the worst tally in Europe’s big-five leagues , with Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier behind him in second with 15 shots.

The 33-year-old forward tallied eight shots against Parma without finding the back of the net but Matuidi – who scored the winner – believes Ronaldo will break his duck.

“He is a great player and will score eventually, as he’s very important for this team,” Matuidi told DAZN .

“He was unlucky this evening, but we will help him and he’s got plenty of time.

“He was a little annoyed at not being able to score, but it’ll come.”

Douglas Costa, who came off the bench for his 50th Juve appearance, added: “Cristiano is playing in a new league and understandably he wants to score but he also knows it’s the three points that matter most.”

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