The incident occurred an hour into Juve’s 3-0 win at Sassuolo as Ronaldo kicked the ball straight into the face of teammate Sami Khedira, who instantly fell to the ground.
Ronaldo had earlier helped Khedira score the opening goal, so the German World Cup winner was able to see the funny side.
Khedira posted a picture on twitter of him and Ronaldo , with the words: “Back to winning ways with a great team performance in Sassuolo. Thanks for the headache tonight @Cristiano …”
Coach Massimiliano Allegri would was less amused by some aspects of his team’s performance.
There were none of the terrible defensive lapses seen in last weekend’s 3-3 draw against Parma but Juventus still appeared vulnerable at times in defense, particularly at the beginning of the match.
“We started with a misplaced pass and (Wojciech) Szczesny made an extraordinary save, which could’ve easily been a penalty, but after a quarter of an hour we started to play,” Allegri said.
Szczesny almost gifted Sassuolo an equalizer as he scuffed a clearance way out of his area but Domenico Berardi’s long-range attempt was just wide of the open goal.
Juventus was again without its famed BBC defense of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini but will be hoping to have them back for the first leg of the Champions League match at Atletico Madrid on Feb. 20.