Cristiano Ronaldo has not scored a free kick for Real Madrid in 51 attempts.


Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score from a direct free kick for Real Madrid in over 10 months, according to Spanish daily AS.

Ronaldo last hit the back of net with one his trademark free kicks in the 4-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals on April 29, 2014.

In La Liga, meanwhile, the Portugal international last scored a from a dead ball situation, excluding penalties, versus Sevilla on March 26, 2014.

The record means Ronaldo has not scored directly from a free kick in 51 attempts, with statistics showing 21 hit the wall, 14 were off target and 16 were saved by the goalkeeper or hit the woodwork.

This season, Ronaldo has shared the responsibility with Gareth Bale, who has scored once from his 12 efforts in La Liga.

Ronaldo's success rate from penalties remains impressive, though, with the former Manchester United forward finding the back of the net 55 times from 60 attempts during his time in Madrid.

Source: ESPN FC


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