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

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Cristiano Ronaldo made the biggest transfer of the summer, as he departed Real Madrid after nine years to join Italian champions Juventus.

The £99 million deal sent shockwaves around the globe, many thought he would retire at the Santiago Bernabeu, but CR7 fancied a new challenge.

The 33-year-old adds to Juventus' embarrassment of riches in the final third, as he can call on the likes of Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Douglas Costa for support.

Ronaldo didn't take part in the club's tour of the United States following his appearance at the World Cup, but took part in training last week with other squad members in Turin.

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.

And it didn't take long for the iconic Portuguese forward to get off the mark for his new outfit.

Controlling a long pass from Federico Bernardeschi, Ronaldo calmly looked around him to make sure he had time to take a touch, before slamming the ball into the top corner.

You can watch the cool finish below.

Juventus v Juventus U19 - Pre-Season Friendly

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

There's arguments to be had that the Serie A has suffered in recent years from a lack of competitiveness, with Juve sweeping the last seven seasons.

But Inter Milan have strengthed their squad significantly, Napoli looked as dangerous as ever in 2017/18, and A.C. Milan have added Gonzalo Higuain to their front-line, so there are no shortage of competitors to try and break their dominance.

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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.

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Massimiliano Allegri
Paulo Dybala
Gonzalo Higuain
Serie A
Real Madrid
Juventus
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