CRISTIANO may have been 4,100 miles away — but he was reminded why his old club are top dogs in Europe.
Real Madrid hit Juventus with three goals heir apparent Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio did the damage.
Getty – Contributor Gareth Bale got on the scoresheet for Real Madrid against Juventus
USA TODAY Sports Bale’s sweet strike from the edge of the box could not be stopped by Wojciech Szczesny
USA TODAY Sports Bale celebrates after firing the equaliser past Juventus
Ronaldo, 33, has been training in Turin after his £99million switch from the Bernabeu and wanted to snub a meeting with his old club so soon after the switch.
Juventus took the lead in this International Champions Cup clash as Dani Carvajal turned the ball into his own net after diving in recklessly at Joao Cancelo’s low cross.
So, Bale took matters into his own hands as he latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the box to fire into Wojciech Szczesny’s top corner after Mehdi Benatia’s challenge came to late.
New Real signing Vincius Junior then got in on the act in the second half as he squared the ball for Asensio to tap in from close range.
Getty Images – Getty Bale celebrates the strike with his team-mates
Getty – Contributor Marco Asensio scored Real’s second and third as they went on to breeze past Juventus
USA TODAY Sports Dani Carvajal had given Juve the lead after turning into his own net
Getty – Contributor Asensio celebrates with Vinicius Junior after the teenager did brilliantly to set up his tap-in
Getty – Contributor Cristiano Ronaldo has been training with the Juventus squad in Turin ahead of their new season Charlotte takes them all on in new BT advert starring Gareth Bale, Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli
Asensio coolly started and finished the move as Juve’s defence were caught napping.
Less than 10 minutes later, Asensio doubled up his tally.
Dani Ceballos sprayed a lovely pass out from the middle to Lucas, whose cross found Asensio for the finish.
But Szczesny should have done better as the ball trickled under his body and in.
The result follows a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United for Real Madrid as they get set to play cross-town rivals Atletico in the Uefa Super Cup on August 15, before starting their La Liga campaign against Getafe four days later.
Juventus will play their youth team at their annual match at the home of the Agnelli family before Ronaldo gets set to make his full debut against Chievo in Serie A.