Cristiano Ronaldo in longest Champions League goal drought for eight years | Soccer

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Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score in his last 613 minutes of Champions League action for Real Madrid, his longest drought in the competition since he went exactly 613 minutes without a goal for Manchester United between 2008 and 2009.

Ronaldo has lost his appetite for scoring goals’

The Portuguese has netted just twice in the European competition this term and those came in Los Blancos’ first two games in the group stages – at home to his old club Sporting CP and away to Borussia Dortmund.

The four-time Ballon d’or winner struck a fantastic free-kick as Madrid came from behind to beat Sporting 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu and then opened the scoring for Zinedine Zidane’s side in Dortmund after 17 minutes in a 2-2 draw on September 27.

But Ronaldo, who was 32 In February, failed to add to that tally in the games home and away to Legia Warsaw, the trip to Lisbon and the meeting with BVB at the Bernabeu.

‘Ancelotti out to beat Madrid at all costs’

The Portuguese has scored 34 in 40 fixtures for Real in knockout games in the Champions League, but he was unable to covert in either match against Napoli in the last 16 as Madrid avanced 6-2 on aggregate.

He has now failed to register with any of his last 33 shots in the continental competition and his 613 minutes scoreless streak in Europe equals his poorest run since he went exactly that time with Manchester United between May 2008 (when he netted in the final against Chelsea) and March 2009.

Against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday in the quarter-finals, he will now have another chance to put the record to bed as Zinedine Zidane’s side seek a place in the last four.



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