Cristiano Ronaldo; goals pending

With five goals in the 400 official minutes he has played this season, Cristiano Ronaldo has found the net once every 80 minutes, however all is not as it seems because of the 180 minutes he has participated in, in LaLiga (against Betis and Alaves), he’s yet to open his account.

In fact, so far in his career he has never not scored in the first three league matches in which he has played.

It should be noted too that four games of the league season were lost because of the punishment for pushing the referee in the Supercopa de Espana.

Real Madrid face Espanyol on Sunday, one of Ronaldo’s favourite victims.

He has already scored 15 goals against them and hopes to increase this number in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and thus cut the negative trend from the start of the 2017/18 campaign.

His lack of goals is not due to a lack of desire because the player has not stopped looking to score from the first minute he’s been on the pitch.

Twelve strikes against Betis and eight against Alaves have seen the woodwork come to his opponent’s aid on more than one occasions, with last ditch defending on many others.

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