Cristiano Ronaldo Scores In First Juventus Friendly Apperance


The game, between Juventus A and Juventus B, is played yearly in the town of Villar Perosa outside of Turin.

Massimo Savelli from near Siena, some 450 kilometres to the south east, got up at 0600 to be in Villar Perosa for the first time in decades of supporting his team.

"Above all, Ronaldo can motivate the younger lads to grow, and help the whole club to develop".

Ronaldo's arrival had sparked rumours that the match would be moved to the Allianz Stadium, but the club chose to stick with the traditional bucolic setting.

Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to Real Madrid - with the club planning to celebrate the club record goalscorer's contribution to Los Blancos. "He's won the last three", said Savelli.

Ten minutes later, he pressured Riccardo Capellini into an own-goal to make it 2-0 to the Bianconero, the name given to Juventus because of its famed white-and-black jersey.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus debut was forced to be cut short after supporters stormed the pitch to mob him and his team-mates during their final pre-season friendly on Sunday.

Come the half-time whistle, Ronaldo shot off the pitch - followed by one ambitious fan who had to be held off by security after dashing towards and trying to hug his new hero - and towards delirous fans waiting near the dressing rooms, for whom he patiently signed autographs and posed for selfies.

As is custom, the game was interrupted in the second half for a pitch invasion and the game ended with Juventus picking up a comfortable win.

Not since 1995/96 have Juve won Europe's elite competition but with Ronaldo now in their ranks they've never had a better chance of ending that drought.

Cassano's desire to return to the league shows the influence that Ronaldo's move will have on Serie A and the league's pulling power when attracting players, but having been out of the game for two years, Cassano might be waiting a while before he finds a team desperate enough to take him on.