It has been a phenomenal week for Cristiano Ronaldo as on Monday he was given FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award which recognised him as the best footballer in the world in 2017, however, his search for LaLiga goals still continues.
Ronaldo’s domestic struggles are becoming more and more of a talking point as he continues to struggle, his only LaLiga goal this season coming against Getafe.
It must be made clear that missing the first four matches of the season hardly helped him, because ever since then he has walked back into a team that is struggling for confidence in league matches.
There have been no such struggles in the Champions League, where he’s scored five in the opening three group matches to sit level with Harry Kane as the competition’s top scorer.
In LaLiga games against Real Betis, Alaves, Espanyol and Eibar, the Portuguese icon has failed to find the net.
He will look towards Sunday’s clash with newly promoted Girona as an opportunity to end this poor run, although it is likely he will be closely man-marked by Pablo Maffeo.
Unsurprisingly, this inability to score has left the former Manchester United forward cutting a rather frustrated on the pitch of late.
One of the characteristics of Real Madrid in the 2016/17 season was the variety with which their goals were scored, but in this campaign, Zinedine Zidane’s charges haven’t scored a single headed goal.
Ronaldo’s position on the pitch is evolving and he now takes much more of a central role near to the opposition goal.Logic would suggest that as a result his percentage of headed goals would increase, but in actual fact it has been the exact opposite.
Real need their talisman to score goals, they have relied on his production since he joined the club and this current dry spell is actually the Sporting academy graduate’s longest without scoring in the Spanish capital.