Cristiano Ronaldo took just eight minutes to score on his Juventus debut

Cristiano Ronaldo took just eight minutes to score on his Juventus debut

The Cristiano Ronaldo era at Juventus is off to a superb start.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in his first Juventus appearance as the first team defeated the B team, their under-20 squad, 5-0 in the club's annual friendly at the Agnelli family estate in rural 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.

After the game, fans at the game, who had come in their numbers to catch a glimpse of their new number 7, flooded onto the pitch.

Ronaldo's arrival had sparked rumours that the match would be moved to the Allianz Stadium, but the club chose to stick with the traditional bucolic setting. Ronaldo tries to keep the ball up for his teammate but mis-controls the ball leaving him red-faced and his opponents in stitches. Ronaldo did not look best pleased in the clip, but I'm sure he makes a mockery of them in training most days.

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You can't help but be excited at Ronaldo's arrival in the Italian capital.

Ronaldo proved good value for the hype, scoring in the 10th minute with a neat finish after breaking a loose offside trap and closing in on goal completely unmarked.

The friendly, which takes place annually, represented Juventus' final test before they kick-off their Serie A title defence against Chievo next Saturday. July visits to the club museum shot up 15 percent compared to a year ago, and were almost a third more than in 2016, and the over 29,000 season tickets available to fans have been sold despite a deeply unpopular 30 percent price bump announced before Ronaldo's arrival.

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