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Cristiano Ronaldo produced an absolutely incredible miss from 3 yards v Getafe

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Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the finest players in the history of the game - but he produced a miss so incredibly bad during Saturday's clash with Getafe.

The 32-year-old forward helped secured World Cup qualification for Portugal earlier this week but had incredibly failed to score a goal in La Liga this season.

Ronaldo was suspended for the first five games of the season - having pushed the referee in the Spanish Super Cup final and finally notched his first of the season in the 85th minute.

Zinedine Zidane's side secured a dramatic 2-1 win away at Getafe on Saturday afternoon to keep the pressure on the league leaders.

Last season's champions Real Madrid are now 2nd in La Liga but are four points behind rivals Barcelona having played one game more.

Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona face a tricky trip to Atletico Madrid on Saturday night, hoping to maintain their 100% record.

Ronaldo's nightmare moment

The four-time Ballon d'Or winner has unquestionably been one of the finest players in the world since joining Real Madrid from Manchester United for £80m in 2009.

With the scores level at 1-1, Ronaldo had the perfect opportunity to give his team the lead in the 73rd minute from just three yards out.

On his left foot, he somehow put his finish wide of the post - it will go down as one of the worst misses of his career.

It's worth noting that Ronaldo did score the winner just minutes later, firing home brilliantly into the bottom corner.

Fans could barely believe the Portuguese goal machine managed to miss.

Karim Benzema had initially given Madrid the lead in the first half only to see Getafe equalise through a Marcos Llorente own goal.

All will be forgiven regarding Ronaldo's shocking miss following his brilliant 85th minute winner which finally got him off the mark for the season in La Liga.

It was the first time Ronaldo and Benzema started together this season - and, with years of experience playing alongside one another, they linked up brilliantly throughout the game.

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