Cristiano Ronaldo scores on Juventus debut and is mobbed by pitch invaders

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo made the biggest transfer of the summer, as he departed Real Madrid after nine years to join Italian champions Juventus. "Thanks to all of the fans for their great support!"

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.

Members of the industrial dynasty - founders of Fiat vehicle manufacturers and often called the "Italian Kennedys" - have lived at "The Castle" in Villar Perosa since the 19th century, while deceased former club chairman Gianni Agnelli was town mayor between 1945 and 1980.

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored just eight minutes into his Juventus debut and was mobbed by fans as a pitch invasion saw the game abandoned early.

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How many goals do you think Ronaldo will score this season?

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

Interest in Juve and in Italian football has spiked following Ronaldo's arrival.

Ronaldo and Juan Cuadrado were then frustrated in front of goal, but Dybala took advantage of their misses to convert for Juve's fourth on 40 minutes.

Juventus kick off the defence of their Serie A title against Chievo on Saturday. Ronaldo tries to keep the ball up for his teammate but mis-controls the ball leaving him red-faced and his opponents in stitches.

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