What has happened to Benzema? The creativity of the double pivot of Samper and Vicente Gómez is vital for Las Palmas going forward. And therefore, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will always find themselves pitted against each other, in spite of sharing a neutral relationship off the pitch. "They are both favourites of the president". "I feel sorry for them, really". Sir Alex Ferguson used Ronaldo in the middle of a front three when United faced Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League 2009 finals in Rome.
Ronaldo has so far scored only one goal in seven appearances for Real, in the current season of the top Spanish football league.
That was more like it from Real Madrid. "In Spain they killed me for saying the Madrid fans were not good". The 32 year-old believes he's not working at optimum level and this is contributing to his scoring woes.
ESPN's Dermot Corrigan cited El Transistor where it was reported that Ronaldo is unhappy with Isco because the latter did not come over to celebrate the third Real Madrid goal which was teed up by the Portuguese superstar. I want to give myself every chance to succeed. He will be eager inspire Madrid to a victory as they cannot afford another slip-up in the league. "I trust players who answered on the field".
"Then, we will see how we manage him". He was substituted in the first half due to injury but came back on the sidelines to motivate his team-mates. He has, quite simply, not been himself since missing five games from suspension earlier on in the campaign.
And he has hit the ground running at Parc des Princes, scoring 11 goals in 12 games for the big-spending French giants. So talk of a return or speculation he may make a public apology is all secondary at the moment.
Apart from the strike against Getafe, he has found the net only once this season, during the Spanish Super Cup second leg win over Barcelona.