Ronaldo hasn’t beaten a defender for months – Sacchi

The Portugal international has maintained his impressive goalscoring standards but the iconic former AC Milan boss says he is out of form

Ronaldo hasn't beaten a defender for months – Sacchi

Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi claims it has been months since Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was able to beat a defender.

Ronaldo scored in both legs of the Champions League semi-final defeat to Juventus but has failed to find the net in three of his last four Liga matches.

Sacchi, who also spent 12 months at Madrid as sporting director between 2004 and 2005, claimed the Portugal international has been a long way from his best in recent weeks despite having already scored 55 goals this season.

“It’s been three months since Cristiano Ronaldo got away from an opponent,” Sacchi said on Mediaset.

“He scores, because he’s a fighter, but he’s not in form.”

Ronaldo, who scored from the penalty spot in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw that saw Madrid eliminated at the semi-final stage, hit 10 goals in 12 matches in this season’s Champions League.

The 30-year-old Ballon d’Or holder has found the net 42 times in just 33 Liga appearances this season, though his goals look unlikely to secure Madrid the title as Barcelona need just one victory from their final two games to secure the Spanish crown.

Though they claimed the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, failure in domestic competition and the Champions League has left Carlo Ancelotti’s future at the club in serious doubt.


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