Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores goal vs. U20s in first appearance

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores goal vs. U20s in first appearance

"I'm glad, I'm happy", he told Juventus TV.

Cristiano Ronaldo did not disappoint as he pulled on a Juventus shirt for the first time, scoring in the team's annual friendly against the club's youth side.

Ronaldo finished with his usual confidence and poise after latching onto a looping pass over the midfield from attacking midfelder Federico Bernardeschi.

He scored the opening goal in the eighth minute, taking down a long ball over the top to beat goalkeeper Leonardo Loria, then forced an own goal from Riccardo Capellini 10 minutes later.

There was only going to be one victor from there as he took one touch before comfortably slotting the ball into the top corner.

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Juventus fans gathering to watch the five-time Ballon d'Or victor at Villar Perosa - in a rural area of Piedmont in northern Italy - held up banners. Since I was a kid, I looked at this team and said I hope to play there one day.

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

The Italian giants paid Real £105million for the 33-year-old and fans have been on the edge of their seats waiting to see the superstar don the famous black and white strip. He helped Madrid win four Champions Leagues titles - beating Juventus in the final in 2017 - and also won La Liga and the Copa del Rey twice.

Ronaldo once again stopped and signed more autographs than any of his teammates, while security desperately tried to stop young fans from being crushed in the surge before their leading man left for the team bus, accompanied by wild applause. Juventus has lost five finals since its last European Cup success.

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