Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Ronaldo trains with Juventus for first time

By Opta
Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid to Juventus

Turin, July 30: Cristiano Ronaldo attended Juventus training for the first time on Monday following his post-World Cup break.

Ronaldo completed a shock move from Real Madrid in a reported €112million deal on July 10, ending his nine-year association with the Spanish giants.

The 33-year-old followed Zinedine Zidane out of the Madrid exit door in search of a new challenge after winning three successive Champions League titles at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo's arrival is considered a major coup for not only Juve but for Serie A in general, with many suggesting the Portugal star's signing will galvanise a league which has arguably fallen behind the likes of the Premier League, LaLiga and the Bundesliga in terms of quality in recent times.

After exiting the World Cup in the last 16 with Portugal, Ronaldo was given the best part of a month off and welcomed to Turin on Monday by a big group of fans.

Juve will face his former side Madrid in the International Champions Cup on Saturday, after Thursday's friendly with an MLS All-Star side, but it remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will be fit enough to feature.

He is expected to be ready for his Serie A debut on the opening day of the season on August 18, when Juve will face Chievo away from home.

Also returning to training on Monday were Gonzalo Higuain, Rodrigo Bentancur, Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa and Juan Cuadrado following their exploits in Russia.

For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Story first published: Monday, July 30, 2018, 21:10 [IST]
Other articles published on Jul 30, 2018
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more