For the man who has scored more than 400 goals in the shirt of Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring prowess deserted him again at the weekend, and on this occasion, when Los Blancos needed him the most, he was anonymous against Girona.
Although he lost four games at the start of the campaign because of suspension, the fact remains that he only has one LaLiga goal in 2017/18, against Getafe.
In the rest of the matches he has played (Betis, Alaves, Espanyol, Eibar and Girona), the Portuguese has finished the 90 minutes with the frustration of knowing that he is not going through his best moment of form in front of goal.
His great weapon and the value that has made him the winner of all the individual prizes in recent years, is nowhere to be seen.
Against Girona, he ended up desperate at a lack of individual success as well as angry at the lack of support from his teammates.
Not even the presence of his favourite partner, Karim Benzema, has improved the level of a player who lives for goals.
Neither the Portuguese or the French striker are at the races at the moment, as evidenced by the fact that the two best scorers at Real at this point are Isco and Asensio, both with three goals each.
All this comes after Messi, Ronaldo’s great rival in everything, scored a decisive goal against Athletic Club.
It was his 12th in the domestic championship, which gave Barcelona three points to ease them eight ahead of Real.