Yesterday, we explained how Cristiano Ronaldo is still trying to score his first free-kick in Juventus colours.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has attempted 28 free-kicks and is yet to find the back of the net.
In fact, he’s found the wall on 19 occasions – including his last eight consecutive efforts.
That’s not great, is it?
And now, a video has emerged of all 28 free-kicks Ronaldo has taken for Juve.
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Let’s take a look at each free-kick:
Free-kick 1 | Chievo | SAVED
Free-kick 2 | Lazio | WALL
Free-kick 3 | Sassuolo | WIDE
Free-kick 4 | Frosinone WALL
Free-kick 5 | Bologna | WALL
Free-kick 6 | Napoli | SAVED
Free-kick 7 | Manchester United | SAVED
Free-kick 8 | Empoli | WALL
Free-kick 9 | Cagliari | WALL
Free-kick 10 | Manchester United | WALL
Free-kick 11 | Valencia | SAVED
Free-kick 12 | Fiorentina | WALL
Free-kick 13 | Fiorentina | SAVED
Free-kick 14 | Fiorentina | WALL
Free-kick 15 | Inter Milan | WALL
Free-kick 16 | Torini | WALL
Free-kick 17 | Sassuolo | WALL
Free-kick 18 | Atletico Madrid | SAVED
Free-kick 19 | Frosinone | SAVED
Free-kick 20 | Frosinone | OVER
Free-kick 21 | Atletico Madrid | WALL
Free-kick 22 | Ajax | WALL
Free-kick 23 | Fiorentina | WALL
Free-kick 24 | Verona | WALL
Free-kick 25 | Inter | WALL
Free-kick 26 | Inter | WALL
Free-kick 27 | Lokomotiv Moscow | WALL
Free-kick 28 | Lokomotiv Moscow | WALL
We make the 28 attempts, 19 have hit the wall, seven have been saved and two were off target.
When Ronaldo arrived at the club, former Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri apparently said that Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala would be above him in the pecking order when it came to free-kicks close to the box.
Per Calciomercato.com’s Lorenzo Bettoni, he said: “Ronaldo is a smart guy. He knows Pjanic and Dybala are excellent free-kick takers, and they are going to take those close to the area. When there are free-kicks from far away, Ronaldo can kick them, but we’ve decided that Dybala and Pjanic will take the set pieces close to the area.”
Think it’s time for Ronaldo to hand free-kick duties over to those two guys…