WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo High-fives Invisible Fans Before Juventus Beats Inter in Empty Stadium Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo milks the silent applause from an empty Allianz Stadium, normally packed for such a huge fixture Credit: Reuters

JOKER Cristiano Ronaldo pretended there was an Invisible Milan as the coronavirus forced Juventus to host Inter behind closed doors.

The Portugal legend high-fived imaginary fans and grinned slyly at waiting cameras after getting off the team coach, before applauding all corners of an empty stadium.

Ronaldo and Co managed to get over the eerie atmosphere in Turin to secure a crucial victory in the race for the Serie A title.

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Cristiano Ronaldo can be seen applauding the empty stadium ahead of kick-off Credit: Reuters
Juventus players celebrate Aaron Ramsey’s opening goal in front of an empty stadium Credit: AP:Associated Press

Aaron Ramsey and Paulo Dybala scored as Juventus beat Antonio Conte’s Inter 2-0 – the players later applauded the empty seats with smiles on their faces.

The result leaves the Old Lady a point ahead of rivals Lazio, and nine in front of Inter, with 12 games still to play.

Former Real Madrid and Manchester United frontman Ronaldo certainly deserved a quiet smile after a difficult week for his family ended well.

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SOURCE: The Sun, Ian Tuckey