An amazing statistic regarding Cristiano Ronaldo has been unearthed this evening, in the aftermath of Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Espanyol.
The two sides went head-to-head in a La Liga clash at the Bernabeu, with Los Blancos desperate for all 3 points following a disappointing start to the season.
Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Las Palmas earlier today meant that Zinedine Zidane’s men headed into their fixture a full 10 points behind their Catalan rivals, after just 7 rounds of matches (6 for Real).
Despite their early season struggles, however, Madrid cantered to a relatively straightforward victory, with a brace from Isco proving the difference.
While most connected with Real looked happy with the win, one player who cut a frustrated figure all evening was Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese attacker looked moody and temperamental, and barely celebrated following Isco’s strikes.
The former Manchester United star’s frustration was likely down to the fact that he has yet to find the net in La Liga this season (though he was suspended for 4 games), with a shocking statistic coming to the fore in the game’s aftermath, accurately portraying just how poor the 32-year-old has been in front of goal to this point in his side’s league campaign:
22 – Cristiano Ronaldo has attempted more shots without scoring than any other player in La Liga this season (four on target). Shocking. pic.twitter.com/9LxFxFQf2V
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 1, 2017
Long-time rival Lionel Messi, meanwhile, today notched his 10th and 11th La Liga goals of the seasons versus Las Palmas.