Cristiano Ronaldo will make his much anticipated competitive debut for Juventus on Saturday.
Ronaldo, 33, became the most expensive player in Italian football history when he joined Juve from Real Madrid for €100m in July.
Juve sees the signing of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner as the final piece in a jigsaw that would end the jinx in Champions League football as they seek to win the title.
The Portuguese international also holds the record as the most expensive signing ever made over the age of 30 when he signed for the Italian champions.
And Max Allegri, his manager in Turin, is looking forward to seeing the Portugal skipper make his debut in the famous Bianconeri.
“Cristiano Ronaldo will make his Serie A debut for us tomorrow,” Allegri said on Friday.
“Confirmed starters are Cristiano, [Wojciech] Szczesny, [Giorgio] Chiellini, [Miralem] Pjanic, [Joao] Cancelo and Alex Sandro.
“Cristiano is no ordinary footballer. His career statistics are a testament to that. He brings added value to our team, but we must not rest on our laurels and believe that we’ll win games just because we have him on our side.
“This is my fifth season at Juventus, and I’m very happy here. I enjoy an excellent relationship with the club. The squad had improved a lot, as has our self-confidence in Europe.”
The Italian Champions have equally confirmed the departure of Claudio Marchisio after 25 years of immense service to the club.