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Cristiano Ronaldo: Decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus 'not been difficult'

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he joined the Italian club as he wanted to challenge himself again and insists he win just as many trophies in Italy.
After being unveiled as a Juventus player following his move from Real Madrid, ESPN take a look at how Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Turin unfolded.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in Italy to undergo his medical ahead of his big money move to Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo said it was not a difficult decision to leave Real Madrid to join Juventus during his official presentation in Turin on Monday, saying "grazie mille" to the Italian club at the end of an eventful day.

After landing in the Piedmont capital on Sunday evening, the 33-year-old Portuguese forward arrived at the Allianz Stadium on Monday morning for an obligatory medical, after which he met some of his new teammates at Juve's nearby Continassa training centre.

Large groups of fans spent...

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Cristiano Ronaldo through the years

With news breaking that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid for Juventus, take a look back at his many accomplishments for club and country.

Cristiano Ronaldo's €100 million move to Juventus from Real Madrid at the age of 33 shows just what a special player he is. From the moment he broke onto the scene with Sporting Lisbon as a teenager to his five Ballon d'Or awards, he has achieved a lot. Here are some of his most memorable moments:

EARLY PROMISE - 2002: Ronaldo made his debut for Sporting Lisbon at age 17 and scored twice against Moreirense.

UNITED WE STAND - 2003: Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United and sits...

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid fans: Please understand my decision

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Craig Burley explain just how monumental Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus is for world football.
Stewart Robson tells us how Cristiano Ronaldo will fare at Juventus and if his goal-scoring prowess at Real Madrid will continue in Turin.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti shares the latest on Cristiano Ronaldo's links to Juventus, including his motives for wanting to leave Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo explained his decision to leave Real Madrid and sign with Italian champions Juventus in an open letter to fans, posted on the Spanish club's website not long after his move was announced on Tuesday.

The move marks the end of a nine-year spell at the Bernabeu, where the reigning Ballon d'Or winner won two La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues. But as Ronaldo explained it, the time was right for a change.

Ronaldo's statement in full:

"These years at Real Madrid and in...