Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus debut abandoned after fans invade pitch

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The Agnelli family, who own the Serie A champions, own an estate in Villar Perosa and have invited the teams to play a friendly every year since 1955.

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

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 such was the enthusiasm from fans after his signing, but the club made a decision to stick with the traditional bucolic setting.

Fans tried to get whatever autographs and photos they could - even stripping returning centre-back Leonardo Bonucci down to his underwear - before Ronaldo emerged from the changing room surrounded by security guards and fans surged towards the barrier separating them from the players.

A pitch invasion from the almost 5,000 fans in attendance forced the end of the game after only 72 minutes.

Ronaldo, who joined the Serie A champions last month in a deal worth a £100million, made the ideal start to life in Turin.

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it won't be the last goal Ronaldo scores for Juventus. He helped Madrid win four Champions Leagues titles - beating Juventus in the final in 2017 - and also won La Liga and the Copa del Rey twice.

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

Ronaldo donned the famous black and white striped kit for the first time since his big-money move from European champions Real Madrid after the 2018 World Cup.

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