Cristiano Ronaldo marked his first appearance in a Juventus shirt with a goal as the Serie A giants beat the Juventus B team 5-0 in the traditional pre-season annual fixture in the tiny town of Villar Perosa, Italy, outside of Turin. Photograph:( Reuters )
Cristiano Ronaldo made Juventus fans wait only eight minutes before scoring his first goal for his new club in a pre-season friendly against the team’s B side on Sunday.
The Portugal star netted after taking latching onto a pass over the midfield from midfielder Federico Bernardeschi.
He took one touch to cushion the ball and then casually thumped it into the left corner.
Scores of Juventus fans who had come to watch the five-time Ballon d’Or winner at Villar Perosa held up banners welcoming him to the club.
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The World football was stunned last month after Ronaldo announced his transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus. The 33-year-old will likely make his proper debut in Juve’s first league match of the season at Chievo Verona next Saturday.
He moved from Manchester United to Madrid in 2009, and became the Spanish club’s all-time leading scorer with 451 goals in 438 matches. He helped Madrid win four Champions Leagues titles _ beating Juventus in the final in 2017 _ and also won La Liga and the Copa del Rey twice.
Juventus has won the last seven league titles but has fallen just short in Europe, also losing the Champions League final in 2015 to Barcelona.