Welcome, Guest: Join Nigeria Student Forum / Login / Trending Now / Recent

Stats: 16,970 members, 65,540 Topics, 14,817 Comments. Date: April 19, 2019, 9:25 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo's Free-kick Taking Against Cagliari Sparked A Reaction From Fans

Nigeria Student Forum / General Discussion / Sporting & Gaming / Cristiano Ronaldo's Free-kick Taking Against Cagliari Sparked A Reaction From Fans (85) Views

(Go Down)
Ojedeji Michael
, Nigeria.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored some pretty spectacular free-kicks throughout his career.

Fans will never forget his dramatic strike against Spain at the World Cup, his free-kick goal from improbable range at Arsenal and - of course - his iconic knuckleball strike against Portsmouth.

However, even Ronaldo's most passionate supporters will admit that his conversion rate from free-kicks has declined in recent years and the fear factor of old is starting to fizzle out.

Aside from the occasional belter, Ronaldo has left fans frustrated with a number of efforts and many believe his technique is simply too inefficient.

That's certainly a hypothesis being explored at the 33-year-old's latest club Juventus with many wondering whether he should really be the number one free-kick taker.

The Old Lady have two incredible set-piece experts in Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic with both players boasting a better conversion rate than Ronaldo.

And four months into Ronaldo's Juventus spell, Massimiliano Allegri revealed that the three players will start sharing responsibilities from now on.

"When there are free kicks from far away he [Ronaldo] can kick them but we've decided that Dybala and Pjanic will take set pieces close to the area," he informed Calciomercato this week.

Fast forward to the weekend and fans got their first opportunity to see Juventus' new system in their clash with Cagliari, which they won 3-1.

It didn't take long for Ronaldo's free-kick taking to become a talking point either with the Portuguese getting a chance to show his expertise from long range in the second-half.
The result? A poor strike that was blocked by the wall.

And after a series of disappointing free-kicks, fans seemed to lose their patience on Twitter in spite of Allegri's new system.

Cristiano Ronaldo

0 Like

Don't have an account? Use the form below to signup for a Nigeria Student Forum Account

Full Name:
Username: E.g Seuncoded
Confirm Password:

I agree to the terms of service

Viewing this topic:
1 guest viewing this topic
Download the Ngstudentforum app for Android Devices

Nigeria Student Forum - Copyright © 2016 - 2019. Fadeyi Oluwaseun All rights reserved. - See How To Advertise
Disclaimer: Every Nigeria Student Forum member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nigeria Student Forum.