The Stat That Shows Exactly How Much Real Madrid Missed Cristiano Ronaldo In 2018/19
Asked about Real Madrid missing Cristiano Ronaldo back in October, Isco said: "We can't be crying over someone who didn't want to be here."
But while there is an element of not dwelling on the past because Ronaldo has moved on, there's no getting away from the fact that Real have missed Ronaldo and the guaranteed goals he delivered.
And one stat in particular highlights the gaping hole left in Real's attack. As per Transfer Markt, in La Liga this term, they have scored 63 goals compared to the 94 they smashed in a season prior with Ronaldo leading the line.
That's a difference of 31 goals - and you might have guessed it - but Ronaldo's La Liga goal contributions (26 goals and five assists) added up to 31.
In 2017-18, Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in :three::one: goals (26 goals, 5 assists).- Goal (@goal) May 19, 2019
Real Madrid scored :nine::four: goals in total.
In 2018-19, Real Madrid scored :six::three: goals. Exactly :three::one: less.
The missing link? :link: pic.twitter.com/lko5MTpw0C
It's been a disastrous season for Los Blancos, who lost a total of 18 games and finished in third position in La Liga.
A 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis meant they finished on 68 points, their lowest league total since the 2001/02 season.
Since Ronaldo left Real Madrid:- Pye Waw (@pyewaw) May 19, 2019
3 Managers changed
Lost 18 games
Worst season in 20+ years
Worst goal drought in history
Knocked out of UCL round 16
Less than 70 goals scored
68pts La Liga
Zidane's success rate drops to 45%
The Cristiano Ronaldo Effect :goat::goat::goat: pic.twitter.com/a4EMd0oLaC
Meanwhile Ronaldo, who scored his 450th and final goal for Real a year ago today, has taken to Serie A like a duck to water and hit 28 goals in his first campaign with Juventus as they won yet another Scudetto.