Juventus's record signing Cristiano Ronaldo completed his move from Real Madrid and remains keen to help his new club win their first Champions League title in over two decades.
Ronaldo, who joined the Turin-based club from Real Madrid on a four-year contract for £99m, said he did not want to stay in his comfort zone after winning three consecutive Champions League titles with the Spanish club.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Juventus after the Italian champions agreed a fee of around £88m with Real Madrid, bringing an end to a hugely successful nine-year stay at the Bernabeu.
The 33-year-old had hinted after Real’s third successive Champions League final triumph in May that he was keen to leave Spain and, with Manchester United reluctant to enter the bidding, he has decided to move to Serie A.
Real Madrid will face Juventus in the final of the Champions League on June 3rd in Cardiff, Wales.
Real lost 2-1 to rivals Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final but qualified on a 4-2 aggregate having won the first leg 3-0.
It will be a repeat of the 1998 final when Madrid defeated the Italians 1-0 in Amsterdam.
Two early goals by Saul Niguez in the 12th minute and Antoine Griezmann from the penalty spot four minutes later, put Atletico on course in a bid to erase the 3-0 first-leg deficit.
Miracles do happen. But not every six weeks.
And not against this Juventus; not with Giorgio Chellini and Leonardo Bonucci, born to block, at the heart of a defence.
Barcelona are out of the Champions League, with Juventus going through into the semi-finals, and now the recriminations and rebuilding will begin in Catalonia.
They could not over-turn a daunting first-leg deficit, as they did in the previous round against Paris Saint-Germain just a month and a half ago, although there were chances.
Lionel Messi, amazingly, was wasteful.
Luis Enrique has told Barcelona fans not to leave the Nou Camp early during their Champions League quarter-final tie against Juventus... because there may be a repeat of the miracle comeback against PSG.
Trailing 3-0 after a humbling defeat in Turin, Barcelona face a monumental task in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday. But Lionel Messi and Co have already proved themselves capable of doing the impossible this season.
Manchester United have secured the long-awaited signing of midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus for a reported world-record fee.
Pogba, 23, returns to Old Trafford four seasons after departing for Italy, with sources confirming United will pay Juventus £89 million, plus an additional £20m in agents' fees.
That figure beats the previous record transfer fee of an estimated £85m that Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013.