Cristiano Ronaldo set for Juventus Serie A debut against Chievo Verona

Cristiano Ronaldo set for Juventus Serie A debut against Chievo Verona

- Ronaldo set to make his Serie A debut for Juventus against Chievo Verona next month

- He signed a four year deal with the Italian League champions

- The former Manchester United star spent nine years at Real Madrid before leaving for his new club this summer

Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo will make debut for Juventus when they clash against Chievo Verona in the Italian League at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on Saturday, August 19.

The 33-year-old joined the Serie A champions in a four year deal valued at £88 million having helped Real Madrid achieve a milestone success in the Champions League.

Before leaving the Galacticos earlier this month, he became the first player in the history of the UEFA elite club competition to win five UCL titles.

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With the current world best footballer coming to town, the 31,000 stadium capacity is expected to be packed full.

In the other fixtures in the league, Napoli will battle Lazio, while Roma face Torino away in a battle for the first three points of the season.

Former Champions League winners Inter Milan battle Sassuolo and AC Milan welcome Genoa.

Meanwhile, newly-promoted Parma will start the season with a five-point deduction after striker Emanuele Calaio was said to have sent a "suspicious messages" to a rival player ahead of a match in May, start at home to Udinese.

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Empoli, who got promoted after clinching the Serie B title will host Cagliari, while the other newly-promoted side - Frosinone - open at Atalanta. Sampdoria host Fiorentina and Spal travel to Bologna in the other opening round matches.

Ronaldo's home debut at the Allianz Stadium in Turin should come against Lazio in Game Week 2.

Another key date to circle in the diary is the first clash between the champions and their bitter rivals and last year's runners-up Napoli, which will taken on Game Week 7 alongside the Derby della Capitale between Roma and Lazio.

The Portugal superstar spent close to a decade at the Santioago Bernabeu winning 16 major titles - four of which were Champions League.

He also won four ballon d'Or awards while playing for the Spanish League giants but dumped the club this summer owing to the fact they the club couldn't meet his demands.

Key Juventus dates for Ronaldo

  • August 19: debut at Chievo Verona
  • August 26: home debut vs Lazio
  • Septeber 30: home vs Napoli
  • November 11: at AC Milan
  • December 9: Derby d'Italia vs Inter Milan at home
  • December 16: Derby della Mole at Torino previously reported that Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo joined Italian champions Juventus in a staggering £88 million deal after club's President Andrea Agnelli traveled to Greece to convince him to join the Turin side.

After the exit of Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup where they were sent out in the round of 16 stages, Cristiano Ronaldo took his family to Greece for holiday to relax before the new season will kick off.

Ronaldo who joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record £80 million is the La Liga club's all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions.

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