Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus debut abandoned after fans invade pitch

Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus debut abandoned after fans invade pitch

Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus debut abandoned after fans invade pitch

And Ronaldo certainly showed no signs of rustiness after his break as he opened the scoring for the first team just eight minutes into the game.

Ronaldo is expected to make his competitive debut for Juventus away at Chievo Verona on Saturday August 18.

Such was the dominance of the Agnellis over the town that deceased former club chairman Gianni Agnelli was mayor between 1945 and 1980.

"In the Champions League against Juve, a quarter-final, you score a goal and see everyone in the stadium applaud you".

His domestic form last season - despite scoring 26 goals in La Liga - was below the nearly superhuman levels that had characterised his time in Spain as Madrid finished third behind local rivals Atletico and a whole 17 points behind champions Barcelona.

With just a week to go until the Serie A season kicks off, Ronaldo will have wanted to work off the rustiness on the field, and he had the chance to do so against the Juve B-team.


"Maybe. Of course, it helps when you see the people like you, the supporters and club like you, the feeling is completely different".

Paulo Dybala then got himself a brace - his second a tap-in on the rebound after Loria failed to keep hold of Ronaldo's effort.

Juve made it 5-0 early in the second half through Claudio Marchisio, before the traditional pitch invasion brought the game to a close in the 70th minute.

Juventus, though, have signed Ronaldo not to cement their domestic dominance, after winning seven straight league titles, but to boost their global profile and bag their first Champions League triumph in over two decades.

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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