Cristiano Ronaldo Took The Worst Free Kick Of His Career Against Torino
Cristiano Ronaldo has a reputation for taking free kicks, whether that's a good one or a bad one, and on Saturday night he only diminished that reputation with probably his worst set piece ever against Torino.
Once upon a time Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant free kick against Portsmouth. It left David James dumbfounded in the Pompey goal and most of the people watching were just as surprised.
Quite frankly Ronaldo has been dining out on that free kick ever since. That's not to say that the Juventus forward has never scored a free kick after that, heck he scored at the World Cup against Spain, but he more often than not balloons it over.
On Saturday evening the Juve forward had a chance in the Turin derby from a free kick. It looked a better position to cross the ball in but the Portugal forward decided to have a shot instead.
Rather than going the way of his famous attempts against Portsmouth or Spain his effort against Torino will go down in the annals of dead ball history as one of the worst attempts as it went out for a throw in instead of going near the goal:
Best free kick ever #Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/fQvl0n0yJN
- Lucas :flag_ar: (@lucas_haaby) December 15, 2018
If you've ever wondered what the best example of the worst thing on Twitter is then let me introduce to a 'Ronaldo fan', how the hell did that ever happen, replying to that free kick to basically show off that he's got a video of Lionel Messi missing a free kick too:
I have a clip of Messi sending a free kick into the stands. Don't make me dig it out lol- NIGERIAN CR7 :goat: (@isaacgbenga7) December 15, 2018
As we're talking about it now Ronaldo has scored more free kicks than Messi, as of September, with the former Real Madrid forward bagging 56 free kick goals and the Barcelona man scoring 42.
There's nothing the Juve man loves more than spending as long as possible lining up his free kick but for all his pomp and ceremony it does seem to go over the bar more often than not.
There's no doubting that Saturday's attempt was not his greatest.