Ronaldo scored four goals to take his tally to 85 for his country and break Ferenc Puskas' record as Europe's all-time leading global scorer.
Ronaldo was also moved by Juventus fans for giving him a standing ovation after he scored a spectacular goal against the Italian club at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League quarterfinals last season. "I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our followers, to please understand me".
Juventus are desperate for European success, and Ronaldo's legacy would receive a major boost if he could win domestic silverware in Italy and end the club's barren run in the Champions League.
It was reported that Ronaldo and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli had met in Greece earlier today to finalise the deal to take the Portuguese captain to the Serie A.
His current contract expires in 2021 but Juventus are reportedly set to offer him an eye-watering $35 million-a-year wage, which would make the former Manchester United number 7 the highest-paid player in the club's history.
"However, I believe that the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept selling me".
The transfer fee was not disclosed but Spanish media said Ronaldo had signed a four-year deal and had cost Juventus 105 million euros ($123.24 million). He won four Champions League titles while at the club and two league championships as well as two Spanish Cups and three Fifa Club World Cups. While there he won four Ballon d'Ors and three Golden Boots.
"You can not easily find a champion who, in addition to participating decisively in team play, guarantees more than 50 goals per season, and much more for the past nine years."ESPNFC".
"It was very nice to be in Madrid", he said at the time, using the past-tense.