Cristiano Ronaldo Scores In First Juventus Friendly Apperance

Cristiano Ronaldo Scores In First Juventus Friendly Apperance

The first team then had a goal ruled out for offside before the Portuguese was again involved as they did double their lead thanks to an own goal by the B team's goalkeeper.

Thousands of fans flocked to get a glimpse of Ronaldo at the small town of Villar Perosa outside of Turin, where the Juventus owners hold a pre-season friendly between the first team and the reserves every year.

Members of the industrial dynasty - founders of Fiat vehicle manufacturers and often called the "Italian Kennedys" - have lived at "The Castle" in Villar Perosa since the 19th century, while deceased former club chairman Gianni Agnelli was town mayor between 1945 and 1980.

He was all alone and finished into the left side of the goal easily. When you play the Champions League quarter-finals against Juventus, you can see signs and the whole stadium applauds you, it's incredible!

And he took just eight minutes to find the net in his first appearance in a Juve shirt.

The chants of "Cristiano, Cristiano" had barely died down when the five-times Ballon d'Or victor provoked Juve's second by forcing the unfortunate youth team defender Riccardo Cappellini to poke past his own goalkeeper three minutes later.

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"With the arrival of Ronaldo our expectations are higher for the Champions League".

Paulo Dybala scored in the 31st and 40th minutes, and Claudio Marchisio struck in the 53rd minute to round out the scoring for the first team.

However he didn't come out for the second-half of the match, which was eventually won 5-0 by the first XI and came to an end with around 20 minutes left when supporters piled onto the pitch and got a piece of their heroes.

Juventus kick off their Serie A title defence at Chievo next Saturday and all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo to see if he can replicate his incredible La Liga goalscoring form in Serie A. Spoiler, he probably can.

Ronaldo stunned Real Madrid fans last month when he joined Juventus for an Italian league record sum of €112 million (NZ$194m).

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