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Ronaldo celebrates first Juventus' trophy with Mayweather

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/01/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated first Juventus' trophy with Floyd Mayweather following their 1-0 win of Serie A rivals AC Milan on Wednesday night in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The 33-year-old Portugal international struck with a second-half header after getting on the end of Miralem Pjanic's cross in what is his 16th goal of the season as Bainconerri runners-up in the previous two seasons, got their hands on Italian Super Cup first time since 2015.

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It was also a first piece of silverware for Ronaldo since he swapped Real Madrid for Turin last summer but the five-time Ballon d'Or winner pose with unbeaten boxing star Mayweather in the dressing room.

Bosnian midfielder Pjanic, as well as Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini and French World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi all, took snaps with the boxing legend but the 41-year-old American who retired in 2017 after knocking out Conor McGregor has been linked with a rematch against Manny Pacquiao.

Speaking post-game, Ronaldo told Rai Sport: "It was a very difficult match, it's very warm and hard to play in these conditions.

"We played well, created a lot of chances and obviously I am happy to have scored the winning goal.

 "It was my intention to start 2019 with a trophy, I have my first title with Juve and I am very happy.

"But it is only the start, we will take it one step at a time. We've got this trophy, now we must keep working hard to achieve the next one."

Juventus currently sitting nine points clear of second place Napoli in Serie A, having gone unbeaten in the first half of the season and Old Lady will face Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 next month, as they bid to end their 23-year wait for the European Cup.
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