Cristiano Ronaldo's terrible Euro 2016 summed up in two statistics

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Cristiano Ronaldo endured a night to forget at Euro 2016 against Austria in Paris.

Having been tipped to be the tournament's top goalscorer, the Real Madrid superstar has struggled to make an impact and is still goalless after two games.

He openly criticised Iceland for being too defensive in their opening round 1-1 draw, and things got even worse for the 31-year-old when he fired a penalty against the post last night, meaning he's the first player to miss from 12 yards at the tournament.

Of course, the good folk of the internet didn't pass up the opportunity to mock Ronaldo mercilessly, despite the fact he kindly stopped security from escorting a fan off the pitch in order to let him take a selfie alongside his hero.

Two statistics in particular emerged from Ronaldo's mauling that sum up just how much he's struggled to live up to expectations so far this summer.

First off is the fact that he's had 21 shots already in just two games - only four of which have been on target - that's more than 10 other teams at the tournament: 

And, as if that wasn't bad enough, the fact that Ronaldo has struggled to convert free-kicks at major tournaments also emerged last night. The former Manchester United ace has never scored from a direct free-kick from 36 attempts: 

The comparison with Bale is a little unfair given the sample size, but of course that didn't stop the Lionel Messi fanboys from piping up soon afterwards: 

Although Ronaldo has struggled somewhat in his first two games at Euro 2016, his side's showdown against Hungary on Wednesday offers him the perfect opportunity to prove his doubters wrong and send Portugal into the knockout stages on a high.

Plus, few would bet against the man who just helped Real Madrid create more Champions League history from bouncing back straight away and guiding his team deep into this summer's championships. Chin up, Ronnie.

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