There is no other player on the planet that poses such threat to goalkeepers as Cristiano Ronaldo when he shoots correctly from free-kicks, according to the University of Bathâ€™s physics professor Ken Bray.
The physicist wrote a book in which he particularly singled out Cristiano Ronaldo to praise him for the strangeness in his shots.
Discussing the scientific connections between the natural laws of nature and soccer, Ken Bray told AS:
â€œCristiano Ronaldo takes free-kicks in a special manner. The ball barely rotates after being struck.
â€œWhen Cristiano Ronaldo shoots, the ball acts similarly to a baseball and because of this, its trajectory is difficult to discern.
â€œTo our eyes, some goalkeepers may appear stupefied. In truth, they are not at fault. If they are headed towards goal, the Portugueseâ€™s shots are very difficult to save.
â€œNo-one shoots like this, except perhaps Sunderlandâ€™s Kieran Richardson. And the goals have nothing to do with luck.â€
According to the predictions of physicist Ken Bray, Cristiano Ronaldo will improve upon his free-kicks technique as time goes by.
Goalkeepers can only start crying a river!
Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor