Cristiano Ronaldo’s unusual drought

For the top scorer in Real Madrid ‘s history, it is unthinkable that Cristiano Ronaldo would have only scored once after the opening nine LaLiga matches, yet that is the statistic behind the Portuguese forward’s unusual goal drought.

He has netted over 400 times for Los Blancos, yet the 2017/18 LaLiga season just simply hasn’t gone his way thus far, even if he did miss four matches through suspension.

Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Eibar passed him by and his streak is becoming more and more concerning for Zinedine Zidane.

Real Betis, Deportivo Alaves, Espanyol and now Eibar have all shut the veteran forward out, and it must be said that these aren’t great defensive units either.

Ronaldo has missed chances, goalkeepers have been outstanding against him, yet the end result is the same, he cannot find the net.

What makes this incredibly poor run even more unusual is the fact it completely juxtaposes his continental performances this term.

Whilst he seemingly can’t buy a goal domestically, he is the joint top scorer in the Champions League with four, averaging more than a goal per game in Europe.

Such a poor start in LaLiga is, unsurprisingly, Ronaldo’s worst ever return since he joined the club in 2009.

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