Cristiano Ronaldo didn't exactly enjoy the dream Juventus debut this weekend.
The Old Lady struggled on their away trip to Chievo despite racing into a third minute lead virtue of Sami Khedira, with Mariusz Stepinski and Emanuele Giaccherini turning the game around.
In the end, Mattia Bani put through his own net and Juventus' blushes were spared when Federico Bernardeschi produced a winning goal in the dying seconds.
As for Ronaldo himself, though, there wasn't to much to write home about after his high-profile move from Real Madrid this summer.
His performance even led to hints of criticism within the Italian press who feel Ronaldo - for all his achievements - still needs to adjust to Italian football.
Ronaldo involved in GK collision
Italian newspaper La Stampa reported: "The Portuguese did everything he could to leave his mark, but he quickly discovered that Serie A is not the same as LaLiga.”
All that said, Ronaldo was involved in one of the biggest incidents of the game and it was a rather unfortunate one as goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino was badly injured.
During an accidental collision with Ronaldo, the shot stopper reportedly fractured his nose, suffered whiplash and major bruising on his shoulder.
Chievo goalkeeper tweets about Ronaldo
Sorrentino was taken to hospital after the match and gave football fans an update on Sunday, tweeting: "THANK YOU for all your messages of affection and respect.
"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!"
He then proceeded to tweet again on Sunday evening in reaction to Ronaldo taking time out to personally message him, wishing him all the best in his recovery.
Explaining in his post, he wrote: "I received a message of closeness and prompt recovery from Cristiano Ronaldo. Thank you legend!"
It's not very often we get a closer look at Ronaldo off the pitch, but this gesture shows he's just as classy as he's shown in the past.
The 33-year-old didn't have to take time out of his day to message Sorrentino but he did and it will certainly be appreciated by the Chievo man.
With his well wishes now passed on, though, Ronaldo will want to focus on making a larger impact on Serie A and improving upon his debut.
The signs of promise were certainly present; there's just a long way to go before he can dominate Italian football just as he did in La Liga.
For the meantime, however, Ronaldo has shown his class at Juventus in a different sense.
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