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Cristiano Ronaldo produced a very clever free-kick which completely fooled Alaves' defence

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For the first time in his illustrious Real Madrid career, Cristiano Ronaldo is finding goals slightly hard to come by.

Aside from a brilliant brace against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, the 32-year-old has been unable to find the back of the net.

His tally for the season in La Liga reads zero and despite the fact he did serve a prolonged suspension, it still doesn't make for good reading for a player of his standard.

His arch rival Lionel Messi is already pulling away from him in the races for the Pichichi and the European Golden Shoe, something that will no doubt infuriate Ronaldo.

However, this doesn't mean his performances have been completely lacklustre, with the Portuguese superstar still playing a vital role in recent victories over Deportivo Alves and Espanyol.

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The match away at the former was certainly a tough test for Zinedine Zidane's men as they only managed a 2-1 win over the relegation candidates.

Summer signing Dani Ceballos scored both goals but there was also a moment of magic from CR7 during the 90 minutes.

It has seemed to have gone under the radar with seemingly no one picking up on a very clever free-kick routine which Ronaldo executed to perfection.

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The former Manchester United man adopted his usual stance a fair distance away and at the last second, he resisted the urge to wallop the ball and instead floated an excellent disguised chip into the box.

Sadly, Sergio Ramos could not convert for what would have been a beautifully crafted goal.

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Los Blancos face a few tough tests ahead of them when the domestic game restarts next weekend as they are already seven points behind Barcelona in the La Liga table.

Zidane's side simply cannot afford to drop anymore points, however, the Blaugrana face a tough trip to Atletico next Saturday.

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Real will also have to cope with two tough Champions League games against Tottenham, so Ronaldo needs to start finding his prolific scoring boots as soon as possible.

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