Cristiano Ronaldo ends free-kick drought for Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo has brought an end to an almost unbelievable drought in his Real Madrid career, scoring his first free-kick in more than 50 attempts against Eibar.

The run dates back to April 2014 when he hit his last free-kick against Bayern Munich. He then failed to find the back of the net in 56 attempts before finally scoring on Saturday afternoon.

The 30-year-old had recently been criticised for his wasteful free-kicks having gone almost a year without scoring from a dead ball before today.

Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a 1-0 lead after wrong footing the goalkeeper with a swerving shot. The Eibar goalkeeper Xabi Irureta will feel he could have done a lot better to prevent Ronaldo's 49th goal of the season, however.

He dived very early to anticipate where the ball was going before the trademark swerve on the ball sent it into the centre of the net.

Ronaldo's effort was followed ten minutes later by another goal from Javier Hernandez and at the time of publishing the score remains 2-0.

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