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Juventus’ Ronaldo issues comic book where he is the superhero

Cristiano Ronaldo may be known more for his superhuman scoring skills but the Portuguese star has now created a comic book series where he turns into a superhero.

Juventus' Ronaldo issues comic book where he is the superhero
Cristiano Ronaldo is now a superhero. Photo: Striker Force 7 Instagram page
The 34-year-old on Saturday released his 'Striker Force 7' series, with the Juventus forward posting a link on Twitter to an animated show trailer and a website with availability to purchase comic books.
 
The cartoon depicts Ronaldo transforming into a superhero, doing battle with other animated characters such as robots and aliens.
   
“In the same way football connects cultures and people around the world, I believe great animated characters and heroes can do the same and that's why I am excited to bring together these passions of football and superheroes through this project and share it with my fans,” wrote Ronaldo.
 
 
The release coincides with Free Comic Book Day which aims to encourage youngsters reading.
   
Ronaldo's latest business venture comes after he opened a hair transplant clinic in Madrid in March.
   
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner on Friday overtook Argentina rival Lionel Messi by scoring his 601st career club goal in a 1-1 draw for the Serie A champions against Torino.

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JUVENTUS

Ronaldo scores debut goals in Italian football league

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus and then added a second in Sunday's fourth Serie A game of the season, against Sassuolo in Turin.

Ronaldo scores debut goals in Italian football league
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his second goal on Sunday. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and added a second 15 minutes later to give the reigning seven-time champions a 2-0 lead.
   
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was the star signing of the summer transfer period, arriving amid great pomp and ceremony following a 100 million euro ($117 million) deal from Real Madrid.
   
Coach Massimiliano Allegri had said before the match he was not concerned that Ronaldo has failed to find the net despite 23 shots at goal in the team's three wins out of three so far this season.
   
“I don't expect Ronaldo to do more or less than what he did in the first three games,” said Allegri. “I believe tomorrow could be his day.”
   
Ronaldo scored 44 goals for Real Madrid last season including 15 in the Champions League on the way to a third straight title. Bolstered by five-time winner Ronaldo, Juventus begin their quest for the Champions League title which has eluded them in two decades in Valencia next Wednesday.
   
The Turin giants won the European title in 1985 and 1996, but finished runners-up twice in 2015 and 2017, under current coach Allegri.