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12:00 AM, March 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 27, 2019

Del Piero expects Juve to triumph

Juventus' project with Cristiano Ronaldo is "going perfectly", says Alessandro Del Piero, with both sides of the stunning agreement expected to get the Champions League success they crave.

The Portuguese superstar was taken to Turin in the summer of 2018 after nine record-breaking seasons at Real Madrid and the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has not disappointed in new surroundings, netting 24 goals in 36 appearances.

His haul has included a remarkable hattrick in a meeting with old adversaries Atletico Madrid, which carried the Bianconeri through to the quarterfinals in Europe's elite club competition.

Del Piero told Marca of Ronaldo's exploits: "That's what Juventus bought him for. He is a champion who has won this title and who knows what it's like to play these difficult matches, with good football and by scoring goals.

“He is focused on the objective. Juventus signed him for this and the plan is going perfectly so far.”

Quizzed on whether it would be a failure if Massimiliano Allegri's side missed out on the Champions League crown this season, Del Piero added: "Failure is a really big word. I wouldn't use it. The project is about winning the Champions League with Ronaldo and he signed for four years. If you can win it in the first year then even better.”

He also believed continental glory would be delivered and that Ronaldo had made the right choice by heading to Italy.

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