Cristiano Ronaldo is considered as a God among mere mortals on the football pitch – and his legendary status was celebrated at the Viareggio Carnival in Tuscany, where the Portuguese superstar was depicted on a giant float.
The Italian festival is one of the most well-known carnivals in Europe, and it is famous for its impressive masks and floats. The floats often take the shape of famous celebrities, such as sportsmen, politicians, actors or actresses, and this year was the turn of Juventus star Ronaldo.
Football on Tap shared a video of the 20-foot-tall, paper-mache CR7 floating along the streets of Viareggio, with the word ‘Idol’ sitting above his wide shoulders. The giant Ronaldo appears to be dancing to the music blaring in the background, appearing in the form of a superhero.
The 35-year-old has been a vital part of Juve’s title challenge this season, and he has continued to set new records since his arrival from Real Madrid in 2018. Ronaldo has scored 20 goals in 20 matches this season, and he has bagged in all of his last ten league games, posting a total of 15 goals in that time.
The Portuguese sensation’s goals have not been enough to help I Bianconeri take the lead in the Serie A title race, as a recent shock defeat to Hellas Verona meant that rivals Inter took the opportunity to leapfrog the reigning champions.
Juve are now second in the table, only one point above fellow-title hopefuls Lazio. Maurizio Sarri’s men will also be desperate to win the Champions League as well as gaining domestic success, and Ronaldo has openly admitted that he is determined to win the trophy in a third different country.
I Bianconeri face French side Lyon in the round of 16, and they will be hoping to improve on last year’s shock quarter-final exit to Ajax.