Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match

Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match

Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after opening the scoring for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his first game for Juventus with a goal as their first team beat the Italian side’s B team in an annual pre-season friendly.

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

The 33-year-old, who signed from Real Madrid for £99.2m in July, scored the first goal in Sunday’s 5-0 victory.

The match was called off after 72 minutes due to the annual tradition of fans running onto the pitch.

The Agnelli family, who own the Serie A champions, own an estate in Villar Perosa and have invited the teams to play a friendly every year since 1955.

Juventus B won the first game 3-2 but they have not beaten the first team in the match since 2005.

A Juventus supporter holds a cardboard cutout of Cristiano Ronaldo before the friendly got under way
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first appearance for Juventus drew quite a crowd in Villar Perosa
One fan even went as far as to shave a tribute to Ronaldo into his hair for his arrival
There were long queues to get into the ground before kick-off

Soccer News

via BBC Sport – Football

August 12, 2018 at 11:06AM


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