- Ronaldo has struggled for top form for Real Madrid so far this season
- He drew another blank in goalless draw with Atletico Madrid
- Portuguese ace was outpaced by Juanfran, rival fans loved it
- READ MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo concern rises, Real Madrid star furious after latest frustrating setback
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t having the best of seasons as it is, and so he could have done without this clip going viral and causing a stir.
The clip in question is seen below, with Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran beating him in a foot race to get to a loose ball in Real’s goalless draw with their city rivals on Saturday night.
Ronaldo has managed just eight goals in 14 appearances in all competitions so far this season, which on face value is actually a decent tally, but when compared to his ridiculously high standards, this can actually be considered a crisis.
With just one goal to his name in La Liga, he’s struggled in domestic football in particular, and many jumped at the opportunity to mock him and suggest that ‘he’s finished’ after the Juanfran moment specifically.
The 32-year-old is no doubt entering the latter stages of his illustrious career, but it wouldn’t surprise us at all if he managed to bounce back and go on a stunning run to help ignite Madrid’s faltering season as they fell 10 points behind Barcelona on Saturday and are in second place in their Champions League group.
Ronaldo scored a staggering 50 goals or more in six straight seasons between 2011 and 2016, while it dropped to 42 in all competitions last season. Perhaps this is the next stage in his decline, or perhaps it’s merely just fuel to fire his motivation to bounce back even better. It’s clear what fans of his rivals below think though…
Check out this awesome video: Juanfran Outpacing Cristiano Ronaldo For A Ball! https://t.co/MIQQq3UWg3
— WiFutty (@wi_futty) November 19, 2017
The face of a man that just got beaten by Juanfran in a foot race.
Ronaldo is finished, End of story pic.twitter.com/24TkCGsgbD
— ? (@BaguetteFC) November 18, 2017
Juanfran is almost 80 and he’s still faster than Ronaldo lool I’m on the floor
— 3ROBE (@TonySil3a) November 18, 2017
Juanfran beat Ronaldo in a foot race HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAH he’s fucking finished I can’t breathe ?????
— ?????® (@UltraAutistic) November 18, 2017
Yo I’m watching the highlights Juanfran actually outrun Ronaldo numerous times. Juanfran ?
— J. (@ElaficionadoFC) November 18, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo just lost a sprint to Juanfran.
Football is done for the day.
— Euan McTear (@emctear) November 18, 2017
What a boring match. Only highlight was seeing 70yr old Juanfran outpace Ronaldo
— KB (@busqesque) November 18, 2017
Ronaldo’s minute of magic. First he got outpaced by Juanfran and then he tried a ”no look pass” which got intercepted. He’ll probably score soon. #MadridDerby
— Tim Sparv (@TimSparv) November 18, 2017
Juanfran outrunning Ronaldo? he really is finished! #AtletiRealMadrid
— FOH! I got it!!! (@GolazoPhile) November 18, 2017
When Ronaldo‘s slower than Juanfran ?#whoknew
— Laurenz Vescoli (@Laus1507) November 18, 2017
Ronaldo just lost a footrace to Juanfran. It’s over.
— Tyler Hernandez (@therealtastyt) November 18, 2017
Juanfran outrunning Ronaldo for a through ball is when u know you’ve entered a new phase of your career
— Yu (@YucciMane) November 18, 2017