February 12, 2018

Ronaldo beats... Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo is back. After a disappointing first part of the season, the Real Madrid forward has been 'reborn' in 2018. So much so that he already exceeds his numbers from this point last season.

At this time last year, the Portugal international had netted 21 times in all competitions for 'Los Blancos'. However in this campaign, Zinedine Zidane has put into action his special plan to get the jewel of his crown into the best possible version for the decisive months... and it seems to be working.

Ronaldo has scored 23 goals so far: finding the back of the net 11 times in La Liga, nine in the Champions League, two in the Club World Cup and one in the Spanish Super Cup against rivals Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

However, this impressive record is largely due to his form in the new year. On 21st January, before the league match against Deportivo, the 33-year-old had only scored four goals in Spain's national competition and had an overall tally of 16.

But since then, he has fired the ball past opposing goalkeepers seven times, scoring a brace against Deportivo and Valencia and then a perfect hat-trick against Real Sociedad on Saturday.

It means that, despite the early criticism, Cristiano Ronaldo has once again managed to surpass himself and the incredibly high expectations he sets every season.

Cristiano Ronaldo is back. After a disappointing first part of the season, the Real Madrid forward has been 'reborn' in 2018. So much so that he already exceeds his numbers from this point last season.

At this time last year, the Portugal international had netted 21 times in all competitions for 'Los Blancos'. However in this campaign, Zinedine Zidane has put into action his special plan to get the jewel of his crown into the best possible version for the decisive months... and it seems to be working.

Ronaldo has scored 23 goals so far: finding the back of the net 11 times in La Liga, nine in the Champions League, two in the Club World Cup and one in the Spanish Super Cup against rivals Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

However, this impressive record is largely due to his form in the new year. On 21st January, before the league match against Deportivo, the 33-year-old had only scored four goals in Spain's national competition and had an overall tally of 16.

But since then, he has fired the ball past opposing goalkeepers seven times, scoring a brace against Deportivo and Valencia and then a perfect hat-trick against Real Sociedad on Saturday.

It means that, despite the early criticism, Cristiano Ronaldo has once again managed to surpass himself and the incredibly high expectations he sets every season.