Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score for Real Madrid on Saturday against Sporting Gijon in La Liga. However, Los Blancos won the match and this moved them three points ahead of Barcelona on top of La Liga table.
But Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t show his best quality.
Still, he was involved in two of Real Madrid’s three goals. Firstly, it was his free-kick which led to Van der Vaart’s controversial equalizer. Then Xabi Alonso also profited from the Portuguese’s good play for another goal.
As for Cristiano Ronaldo himself, he kept tripping a few times on his feet, and missed many chances to score a goal. It seemed that he pushed himself too much in trying to score.
The whole team was a bit tense in the first half. They did not work, react, and think well during the first period; perhaps, this also affected Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance.
It felt like he was more effective playing as a midfielder than as a striker against Sporting Gijon.
Real Madrid should not expect him to score in every match, but rather see where he fits best on the field at the moment.
Being only three points ahead of Barcelona, Real Madrid’s position could be in danger as the Catalans will be playing minnows Real Zaragoza later on.
Will they keep the top spot in La Liga table after Barcelona match tonight?
Well, hopefully they will.