Cristiano Ronaldo went away empty-handed again after Deportivo’s vLuis Enriqueisit, failing to get his name on the scoresheet as Real Madrid eked out a 2-0 win.

The Portuguese ace’s last league goal came way back on 18th January against Getafe, on the matchday officially marking the midway point of the season. In other words, he has yet to score since the second round of La Liga games got underway.

CR7’s frustration boiled over in Córdoba, where he was sent off late on after toiling throughout, forcing him to miss the Real Sociedad and Sevilla matches through suspension. He was anonymous in the derby thrashing at the Calderón and only appeared to be going at half throttle against Depor.

There can be no doubt that the Portuguese ace tried every which way to end his barren run. However, he never looked completely sharp and was kept out by a combination of Fabricio between the sticks, the woodwork and some wayward finishing.

With the goals not going in, Ronaldo’s highlights against the Galicians were a sensational bit of trickery to get past Manuel Pablo and his assist for Karim Benzema’s strike, which killed off the match.

It was also a tale of two free-kicks for the star, who saw one trademark effort smash off the crossbar in the first half, only to balloon another into row Z after the break.

Ronaldo was also denied a penalty shortly before the interval, with Radio MARCA pundit Andújar Oliver agreeing with referee Javier Estrada Fernández’s decision to wave away the appeal as the Real Madrid man went down too easily after Luisinho’s tackle.

 

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