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What Girona fans were chanting at Cristiano Ronaldo against Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid are having a mare in La Liga at the moment.

Despite taking a 1-0 lead against Girona on Sunday, courtesy of Isco's 12th-minute strike, Los Blancos conceded twice in four minutes to eventually lose 2-1.

It means they are now eight points behind Barcelona, who are unbeaten and have won nine out of 10 games so far this season.

What's most worrying for Real is the goalscoring form of Cristiano Ronaldo. Whereas Lionel Messi has 12 league goals already, the Portuguese has only scored once.

Worse still, he's attempted 28 shots at goal, which makes for a pretty shocking conversion rate.

Zinedine Zidane said earlier this month that he wasn't concerned about Ronaldo's drought, but now he might just be.

"It is not that [Ronaldo] is tired, just the opposite - he was out for a lot of games," said Zidane. "We are a bit disappointed for him, but this is football."

Ronaldo will need to find his shooting boots soon before Real completely lose touch with Barcelona, who are running away with the title at present.


There's far more at stake for the 32-year-old than just La Liga, though, with Messi on a mission to dethrone him as the world's current best player.

Ronaldo most recently won the Best FIFA Men's Player award and is expected to bag the Ballon d'Or in December, but if his goal drought continues, it will be Messi's turn next year.

Various videos have gone viral of Ronaldo against Girona, such as his reaction to their winner, but there was one humiliating moment for the winger that wasn't caught on camera.

According to Sport's Rik Sharma (see below), while Ronaldo was failing to make an impact for Real, Girona's fans were chanting in the stands: "Messi! Messi! Messi!"

Ouch. Given they're a club based in Catalonia, Girona's fans are all Team Messi and wanted to show their support for the Argentine by mocking his rival.

It's nothing Ronaldo isn't used to, but until he starts scoring goals and winning games for Real again, he can expect much of the same for the rest of the season.

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