Ronaldo Still Barren, It Said Real Madrid Coach
Real Madrid’s mainstay striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, has not scored on the La Liga stage this season. The Portuguese player is still barren when Los Blancos defeated Espanyol 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday morning (2/10/2017).
In this duel, Ronaldo is only able to create one assist for Isco’s first goal created in the 30th minute. One other goal was also born from the same player 71 minutes.
Real Madird coach, Zinedine Zidane, denied if Ronaldo is still exhausted. Because according to him, the former Manchester United player has long been absent Madrid. Ronaldo was forced to lose five games due to being rude to the referee.
“He is not tired because he lost a lot of games and he is very disappointed because he has not scored, but this is football,” Zidane said as reported by the US.
“The feedback to Isco is phenomenal, I hope the next match will bring changes for him,” the former France international added.
Real Madrid has now appeared seven times in La Liga. However, Los Blancos are still fifth with 14 points from four wins, two draws and one defeat.
Of the seven matches passed by Madrid, Ronaldo has only appeared twice. The rest, Ronaldo should be a spectator after being sanctioned by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
RFEF punished Ronaldo for pushing the referee when he was given a red card when Real Madrid won 3-1 over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg 2017 at Camp Nou in August. He was only able to perform when Real Madrid meet Real Betis, 21 September. Unfortunately, in this duel, Ronaldo is also not able to score goals for Los Blancos.
Madrid lags behind its eternal rivals, Barcelona are currently firmly on top of the standings with 21 points. While the second and third positions inhabited by Sevilla and Valencia.