In a rich career of around
400 goals, today marks a milestone – The Phenomenon is back and this time he
pulled out all the stops for his starting debut to score twice for Milan
Two goals and an assist is the kind of good impression
that Ronaldo made during his starting debut in a red and black jersey. After
coming off the bench at the end of Milan-Livorno, today the Brazilian powerhouse
brought the crowd to their feet after only 15 minutes and then continued to
dazzle with moves that were as rich as they were sweet. It was pure Phenomenal
action until the final whistle.
Number 99 made a good start, moving quickly, linking well with his team-mates.
On 15 minutes, Andrea Pirlo presented Ronaldo with a cross and the striker
looped a header into the back of the net. It may have been his first goal for
Milan, but Ronie continued to surge ahead searching with personality and
determination to create the right situations with the timing of a Swiss watch.
A true team player, Ronaldo was looking to help those around him and when the
opportunity presented itself he served up a brilliant pass to fellow Brazilian
Ricardo Oliveira, who spun on the spot to sink the ball past Manninger for his
third league goal and fifth of the season (two in the Italian Cup).
The boys from Brazil put on an impressive show and Kakà wasn’t to be left out as
he set one up for the new signing when he evaded a number of tackles before
rolling the ball across the face of the goal for Ronaldo to finish off and
record a debut brace for the team. It was some show and the feeling is that it’s
just the beginning of many more victories to come with the Phenomenon.