Cristiano Ronaldo on course for just four LaLiga goals this season


Cristiano Ronaldo on course for just four LaLiga goals this season

El delantero del Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo, al término del partido de Liga en Primera División ante el Atlético de Madrid.

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Having so far netted once in Primera División, the Real Madrid striker is enduring a grim start to the league campaign in front of goal.

The 10-point gap between Real Madrid and LaLiga leaders Barcelona is, in part, a consequence of the goalscoring drought that Cristiano Ronaldo is going throughThe striker is enduring his worst start to a league season since arriving in Spain in 2009: with 12 games played, he has mustered just one goal (albeit having missed Real's first four Primera División matches due to suspension).

Cristiano again drew a blank in LaLiga as Real Madrid drew with city rivals Atlético Madrid on Saturday.

At this stage of the 2014/15 LaLiga campaign, Cristiano had 20 goals...

It's a meagre return that falls well short of the 20 that he had bagged at the same stage of the 2014/15 LaLiga campaign, or the 14 that he had notched up by this time in 2010/11 and 2011/12. Previously, his worst scoring figures after Real's opening 12 league games had come in his first year in Madrid, when he found the net five times in the period - four more goals than 2017/18 has so far yielded.

And when broken down into a shots-to-goals percentage, Cristiano's numbers make for equally grim reading. The 32-year-old's single goal this term - struck against Getafe in week 8 - has come from a total of 55 shots, leaving the former Manchester United and Sporting CP man with a lowly strike rate of just 1.8%. In past seasons, he has finished with a percentage as high as 21.3% (2014/15), and even in his least effective campaign to date - 2009/10 - he still managed 12.3%.

Cristiano laments a missed opportunity against Getafe in week 8 - the only LaLiga match in which he has managed to score so far this term.

Current strike rate leaves CR7 on course for single-figure goal haul

If he maintains his present rate in front of goal in LaLiga, Cristiano will reach the end of the season with a miserable four goals.

Or, to put the Portugal captain's plight another way: if he is to equal his highest ever Primera División total of 48 goals while continuing at his current ratio of one every 55 attempts, he will need to take a whopping 2640 shots to do so! That personal-best LaLiga haul - achieved in 2014/15 - came in just 225...


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