Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match

Cristiano Ronaldo

"Regarding [Cristiano] Ronaldo, I can say that we have bought a great player on the pitch, but above all, I was told that he is a superb professional, and that is certainly the case".

Emre Can, a summer signing from Liverpool, also appeared in the match which, remarkably, was won by the B team 3-2.

Massimo Savelli from near Siena, some 450 kilometres to the south east, got up at 0600 to be in Villar Perosa for the first time in decades of supporting his team.

Having taken extended leave after the 2018 World Cup and his move from Real Madrid, the Portugal striker was finally introduced to fans in Sunday's friendly against the club's Primavera side.

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It was Ronaldo's prowess in Europe that caused Juventus to splash a club record fee, as they look to put two lost finals in the last four years behind them and try for European glory for the first time since 1996.

With just a week to go until the Serie A season kicks off, Ronaldo will have wanted to work off the rustiness on the field, and he had the chance to do so against the Juve B-team.

"With the arrival of Ronaldo our expectations are higher for the Champions League".

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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.

Juve made it 5-0 early in the second half through Claudio Marchisio, before the traditional pitch invasion brought the game to a close in the 70th minute.

The friendly, which takes place annually, represented Juventus' final test before they kick-off their Serie A title defence against Chievo next Saturday.

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