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Cristiano Ronaldo Scores On Juventus Debut

It took just eight minutes for the Juventus fans to see what they came for: A Cristiano Ronaldo debut goal.

Was it ever really in doubt? Ronaldo started his life at Juventus with a bang by netting the opener against their U19 side on Sunday before forcing an own goal after putting a defender under pressure.

Paulo Dybala stole some of Ronaldo’s thunder by adding a quick fire brace before half-time as Juventus went into the break in complete control.

Claudio Marchisio provided a tidy finish to give Juventus a five-goal lead after a well-worked team move.

Juventus had other chances to increase the margin but failed to take them. Massimiliano Allegri would have pleased with what he saw from his side though and particularly that Ronaldo managed to grab himself a goal.

Earlier on in the day, a sea of black and white descended upon the streets of Villar Perosa as Juventus fans turned up in their thousands in anticipation of catching their first glimpse of Ronaldo in action.

The 33-year-old started the pre-season friendly to make his first appearance for Juventus since moving in a £100million deal from Real Madrid earlier on in the summer.

The buzz and excitement of getting to watch their new man in action made for an electric atmosphere as the Juventus supporters chanted and danced in the streets ahead of kick-off.

Some were carrying cardboard cutouts of their new hero Ronaldo as they made their way towards the ground while one fan even got ‘CR7′ shaved into the back of his head.

The friendly, which takes place every year, represented Juventus’ final test before they kick-off their Serie A title defence against Chievo next Saturday.