The awkward stat that suggests it’s time Ronaldo gives up taking free-kicks

The awkward stat that suggests it’s time Ronaldo gives up taking free-kicks.

The Real Madrid star cushioned two more set-pieces as he was baffled against Paris Saint-Germain, developing his horrifying record from dead-ball circumstances as of late.


Real Madrid had a baffling night against Paris Saint-German on Wednesday however no player will have leave far from the Parc des Princes more disillusioned than Cristiano Ronaldo as he augmented an undesirable record.

The Portuguese star had two all the more free-kick endeavors against PSG, however he neglected to test the goalkeeper with both and just beat the divider with one, which implies that he has now scored only two free-kicks from his last 88 endeavors.

Ronaldo’s notoriety for being a free-kick expert is starting to vanish, with Miralem Pjanic among the players demonstrating to him how it’s done; the Bosnian has scored four from eight endeavors this season alone, while Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen netted two in one diversion against Swansea City.

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While Pjanic’s free-kick strike-rate remains at a sound 50 for every penny, Ronaldo has scored just 2.2 for each penny of his late endeavors, an abandoned return for a man whose scandalous dead-ball position is basically a trademark itself. Actually, Pjanic would need to miss his next 162 free-kicks to have such poor figures!

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Altogether, Ronaldo had six shots against PSG without scoring (however his 33% shot exactness was in any event higher than his free-kick precision), and that was a central point in Madrid grabbing an undesirable record.

The stalemate against the French champions was the first run through in seven years that los Blancos have neglected to score in a gathering diversion, when Juventus close them out back in November 2008. Ronaldo better discover those shooting boots quick!