Friday, February 5, 2021
Great offensive suffering, which seemed clear to the Spanish team Real Madrid in the last three seasons, specifically since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Italian team Juventus in the summer of 2018, who continued his work as a scoring machine in Italian stadiums, despite completing the thirty-sixth year on Friday.
Ronaldo has scored 87 goals so far for Juventus in nearly two and a half seasons, where he scored 28 times in the 2018/2019 season, and scored 37 goals last season, before scoring 22 goals in the current season so far.
Ronaldo raised the official goals in the world of football to 763 goals so far, to become the first goalscorer in the history of the game, after overcoming Czechoslovakian Joseph Pecan and Brazilian Pele.
With the exception of Karim Benzema, who was a partner of the Portuguese star in Real Madrid’s offensive line, ten players, Zinedine Zidane, tried to rely on them in his offensive line to compensate for the offensive strength that Ronaldo alone ensured.
Only two duo, the Belgian Eden Hazar and the Serbian Luka Juventus, Real Madrid spent 160 million euros to sign them, but the result was very shocking, as they scored six goals together in two seasons, and Juventus returned in the recent winter transfer period again to his former club, Eintracht Frankfurt, on loan .
Veteran Welshman Gareth Bale was the most prominent name that Real Madrid fans relied on to fill the attacking void left by Ronaldo, but he had only scored 17 goals since the departure of the Portuguese star, to move also to a loan deal for Tottenham Hotspur in the current season.
The young Brazilian duo Vinicius Junior and Rodriguez wished Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, to together represent the cornerstone of his project to form a young team that would continue the Madrid European hegemony in the future, but the former scored only 11 goals, while the second scored 12 goals.
Marco Asensio, who suffered a severe injury severing the cruciate ligament, kept him out of action for a long time, scored 11 goals as well, Lucas Vazquez scored 10 goals, Mariano Diaz scored six goals, and playmaker Isco scored nine goals and James Rodriguez did not score any goal, to reach A total of ten attackers scored for Real Madrid in two and a half seasons, 81 goals, which is six goals less than Ronaldo alone scored in the same period with Juventus.
The effect of Ronaldos absence was evident in the huge difference between the team’s scoring rates in his presence and after his departure, as Real Madrid scored 175 goals in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 seasons, a very meager number compared to the last two seasons of the Portuguese star in the Real Madrid shirt “2016/2017 and 2017 / 2018 ‘.
Zidane owes a lot to French striker Karim Benzema, who alone has ensured the offensive balance of the team since Ronaldos departure, as he scored 72 goals in the last three seasons, while he scored 15 goals this season, representing 32% of the team’s goals.
Ronaldo has stated on several occasions that he is seeking to continue his career at the first level until reaching the age of forty, which seems close to achieving, in light of his 36th year over and over the top scorer in the Italian Serie A this season, with 15 goals so far. .