Ronaldo sprinkles star dust on Juventus in intimate opener

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that newly signed Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that dumping Real Madrid for the Serie A club this summer was an absolute no-brainer.

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

"Unbelievable. I remember every day, that never happened to me before", he said in an interview with Juventus TV.

He always scores against Juventus.

The 33-year-old revealed he did not need to think twice when "one of the best clubs in the world" came knocking for him with a £100million deal.

The town's bars and restaurants were heaving with fans and media hours before the match's 1700 (1500 GMT kick off, 6pm EAT), with fans in replica kits wrapped in scarves and flags arriving to see the five-times Ballon d'Or victor take part in one of Italian football's most curious traditions. It was fantastic. Something like this had never happened to me.

He was at both the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff, when Ronaldo scored a brace as Real Madrid hammered Juve 4-1, and in Madrid last season when the Portuguese slotted the last-gasp penalty that knocked Juve out in the quarter finals. It was a attractive feeling.

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

But Massimiliano Allegri has turned to arguably the greatest goalscorer in modern times to try and retain the Scudetto, and maybe secure their first Champions League since 1996. "Since I was a child I knew this team and I hoped that one day I could play with it".



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