Cristiano Ronaldo scores on Juventus debut, but his side falls 3-2

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

During the years, we played a few times against Juve and I had a special feeling that the Italian supporters like Cristiano.

And he took just eight minutes to find the net in his first appearance in a Juve shirt.

It has become a tradition down the years for fans to storm onto the pitch, marking an end to the match.

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.

The 33-year-old is expected to make his debut for Massimiliano Allegri's men in a friendly match on Sunday against a Serie B team in Villar Perosa.

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

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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.

The Portuguese forward signed from Real Madrid this summer for a fee of around €100m after spending nine years in Spain.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it won't be the last goal Ronaldo scores for Juventus. "He's won the last three", said Savelli.

He played a part in the second goal as well, putting Riccardo Capellini under pressure as a low cross came into the box and the Juve youngster put past his own goalkeeper.

Paulo Dybala scored in the 31st and 40th minutes, and Claudio Marchisio struck in the 53rd minute to round out the scoring for the first team.

That could mean Ronaldo gets even more up close and personal with Juve fans.

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