This is Juve's traditional curtain raiser but Ronaldo's presence made it a far more attractive affair than usual.
During the years, we played a few times against Juve and I had a special feeling that the Italian supporters like Cristiano.
It took Ronaldo just eight minutes to get on the scoresheet for the first time in a Juventus shirt after Bernardeschi played a ball over the top to put the forward through one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
The match was called off after 72 minutes due to the annual tradition of fans running onto the pitch.More news: 'Manhattan Madam' to testify before grand jury in Mueller investigation
Such was the dominance of the Agnellis over the town that deceased former club chairman Gianni Agnelli was mayor between 1945 and 1980.
"I've been coming here since I was 12 years old back in the 1960s, when (Gianni) Agnelli would arrive here in a helicopter", he said.
"It's nice to be here, I'm happy, when I chose to play in Juventus there was not a specific moment", Ronaldo told Juventus TV.
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The chants of "Cristiano, Cristiano" had barely died down when the five-times Ballon d'Or victor provoked Juve's second by forcing the unfortunate youth team defender Riccardo Cappellini to poke past his own goalkeeper three minutes later.
There should be more fans at the match than the entire population of Villar Perosa, with the 5,000 tickets available long-since sold out and even more supporters desperate to try and catch a glimpse of their new idol.
The 33-year-old was brought off at half-time, but not before one over-affectionate fan ran on to the pitch and locked him in a hug which required the help of two stewards to get out of.More news: Emery names five Arsenal captains