Cristiano Ronaldo scores on Juventus debut and is mobbed by pitch invaders

Heather Diaz
August 13, 2018

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

They were rewarded with a goal in the friendly between Juve's first XI and a youth "B" team from their new hero, who also took the time out to sign autographs and pose for selfies while many of his teammates sloped off to the dressing room.

But with the extra excitement of being within touching distance of Ronaldo, the supporters couldn't wait and the match was called off 20 minutes before the full 90.

"I've been coming here since I was 12 years old back in the 1960s, when (Gianni) Agnelli would arrive here in a helicopter", he said.

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

Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time in presenting himself to the Juventus faithful, scoring in his first appearance in the Bianconeri shirt after less than 10 minutes on the field.

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He was all alone and finished into the left side of the goal easily.

You can't help but be excited at Ronaldo's arrival in the Italian capital.

The 33-year-old was named in the starting line-up alongside Douglas Costa and Paulo Dybala, as Juve faced off against their B team.

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.

The Agnelli family have run Juventus for almost 100 years and chairman Andrea Agnelli was instrumental in securing the funds required to pluck Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Ronaldo, who joined the Serie A champions last month in a deal worth a £100million, made the flawless start to life in Turin.

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