Ronaldo scores first competitive goal for Juventus in pre-season friendly

Hope Soto
August 13, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo collects the ball from the goal in his first game for Juventus.

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

Chants of "Ronaldo, bring us the Champions (League)" filled the air as supporters worked their way through a locked-down mountain town in which 600 police officers were called to a place with a population of just over 4,000 and road blocks stopped anyone entering without a match ticket or proof of residence.

Cesare Bertoncello, from Turin, who was pointed out to AFP by security as being the first person to arrive in the queue to get into the ground at 0900 (0700 GMT) recalled the dominating presence of the Agnellis in years passed. When you play the Champions League quarter-finals against Juventus, you can see signs and the whole stadium applauds you, it's incredible!

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.

Ronaldo just put his side 3-0 up with one of the greatest goals in the history of the competition and as he wheeled away in celebration, numerous homefans rose to their feet and applauding a rival player out of respect for the brilliance he had just served up.

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

Admittedly, he was playing against Juve's youth team in a pre-season friendly.

Dybala then struck after Ronaldo's shot was blocked as Juve's first team filled their boots.

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

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.

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