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Chievo Keeper Hails ‘Legend’ Ronaldo After Message Following Horror Clash

Juventus' Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo (C) collides with Chievo's goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino (Bottom) during the Italian Serie A football match AC Chievo vs Juventus at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona on August 18, 2018. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino called Cristiano Ronaldo a “legend” and thanked the Juventus star for wishing him a speedy recovery after being knocked out by the Portuguese player in the season opener between the two teams at the weekend.

Sorrentino, 39, suffered a broken nose, whiplash and a shoulder injury following a tackle with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who was making his Italian league debut in the champions’ 3-2 win in Verona.

“I received a message of solidarity and speedy recovery from Cristiano Ronaldo. Thank you legend!” Sorrentino wrote on Twitter.

Sorrentino’s head collided with Ronaldo’s thigh and he collapsed motionless on the pitch at the Bentegodi Stadium before being stretchered off and taken to hospital.

The former Torino and Palermo player later posted a photo of himself on Twitter wearing a neck brace with his nose heavily bandaged.

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