REAL MADRID | CRISTIANO
Ronaldo's goal ratio drops from 1.28 per game to 0.85 in 2015
His goal ratio has dipped in 2015 and he continues his vow of silence with the media. 'Cuatro' say he was crying in the dressing room after the Champions League elimination against Juventus.
Cristiano has not reached his highest levels in 2015 and Madrid has suffered. In the tie against Juventus he scored both goals to equal the 307 officials goals from Di Stéfano but that record was overshadowed when the Turin club levelled matters and he disappeared. Without the Portuguese star, the mission was impossible. The team’s reliance on goals from Cristiano is so high that results suffer when he does not find the back of the net. He knows, and he finished the semi-final shattered, being the first back into the changing rooms. According to Cuatro, when his teammates arrived he was crying because of the elimination.
In La Liga Madrid has suffered, too. When his performance dropped Madrid lost ground on Barcelona. The figures speak for themselves. This season he has scored 55 goals in total. Of those, 32 came in 25 games in 2014, that is with a ratio of 1.28 goals per game. Since the turn of the year his numbers have dropped: he has scored 23 goals in 27 games and his average is now 0.85 goals per game.
Problems. This year has not been easy for the Madrid star for several reasons. The split with Irina Shayk affected him and that was reflected on the pitch. Then came his red card against Córdoba, the two-match suspension and the debacle of the 4-0 defeat at the Calderón. That night he celebrated his birthday and singer Kevin Roldan posted images of the Portuguese star on his social network accounts. The press noted it and it did not sit well with Madrid’s No.7. “I will not speak until the end of the season”. He was also whistled by the Bernabéu against Rayo Vallecano and his anger and disappointment grew. We must also add a few niggling knee problems, as well as problems with his back. He ended the match against Juve limping…
Sacchi analysed the 2015 Cristiano yesterday: “Ronaldo hasn’t beaten a defender for months”. But Marcelo defended him: “He is used to scoring two of three goals and if he scores one you say his form has dropped. Cristiano is a machine.”