The Portuguese got off the mark for his new club in Saunday’s home game against Sassuolo.
And that’s why when his first strike for new club Juventus arrived on Sunday afternoon , in his fourth appearance, he looked more than a little pleased by it.
Just five minutes of the second half had been played at the Aliianz Stadium when Ronaldo pounced on some questionable defending from Sassuolo to poke into the net from pretty much on the goalline, giving Juve the lead.
The Portuguese would soon find the net again, but it was this first strike which fans talking.
Purely for the way he celebrated.
There was the trademark run and jump, but it looked to be containing a little more relief than usual.
And that was quickly picked up on.
A sign that Ronaldo was a little worried about his mini-drought
Nah, probably not.