Cristiano Ronaldo makes Juventus Champions League contenders, says Giorgio Chiellini

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Cristiano Ronaldo makes Juventus Champions League contenders, says Giorgio Chiellini

Juventus were not ready to win the Champions League until Cristiano Ronaldo arrived.

That’s the view of club legend Giorgio Chiellini, who says he never initially believed Ronaldo would sign for the Italian giants when he was first linked with a move in the summer.

Since the Portugal captain arrived from Real Madrid in July, he has scored 14 goals in 19 Serie A appearances and turned Juventus into serious European contenders.

Here, 34-year-old Chiellini talks to BBC Sport about “the personality of Cristiano”, Juve’s chances in Europe this season and the Italy defender’s own glittering career.