Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be ready for Turin after all as his private jet ended up landing in Madeira. The Juventus forward, is set to make his home debut for his new club on Saturday, is still looking to score his Italian champions debut goal. And the squad, as luck would have it, is finally ready for their home opener.
Due to flight restrictions imposed amid to coronavirus, Ronaldo’s plane was reported to be grounded in Madrid. Corriere Dello Sport and Corriere Della Sera, among others, say that the aircraft had previously touched down in Funchal and that No 7 could be back in Italy before the day was out.
Indeed, Flightradar24 displays a Gulfstream G200 Galaxy that passes through the Spanish capital, believed to be the private jet.
Ronaldo has played three times in Turin and has scored in each game.
“The little things make the huge difference at the end of the day and I’d say it helped to be honest what I saw at the stadium,” Ronaldo said lately. It was, in my view, the best goal in my career so far. And, of course, when people began to embrace me at the stadium I was like, ‘Wow.’ It amazed me a lot because it never happened in my life, so it was amazing.”
Ronaldo made his Juventus debut at Chievo Verona last weekend in a 3-2 victory but he did not score.
Nevertheless, there were promising signs in Verona when Ronaldo seemed to be linking well with his new teammates, especially attacking Alex Sandro in a fullback. The five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or had eight shots on goal too-twice as many as any other player.
The 35-year-old must endure two weeks of self-isolation before he resumes training with the Juve unit.