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Video Shows Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Lack Of Effort' In Champions League Win Over Ferencváros

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Video Shows Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Lack Of Effort' In Champions League Win Over Ferencváros

Like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo was also guilty of not pressing in a Champions League win on Wednesday.

Messi received widespread criticism in the 2-1 win over Dynamo Kiev after displaying a quite remarkable lack of work-rate in the latter stages of the game.

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Just before the final whistle was blown in the 2-1 win, Messi was seen strolling about and refusing to go after Oleksandr Andrievsky as he carried the ball forward in the middle of the pitch.

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It wasn't a great look from the Barcelona skipper, although another clip from earlier in the game did show him sprinting back in to give his team extra numbers and stop a counter attack.

However, a Messi fan has posted a clip to highlight that Ronaldo was doing the same - if not worse - in Juventus' 4-1 win away at Ferencváros.

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Jokingly titled 'The King Of Cristiano Ronaldo - The King Of Pressing', the video sees two instances of Ronaldo not pulling his weight.

The first was him walking as the unchallenged opposition defender played a pass in the 82nd minute and the second, in stoppage time, was much worse.

Ronaldo was the one who lost the ball after being outmuscled by a defender near the by-line and with the opponent just yards in front of them, he simply stood and watched.

Image: PA
Image: PA
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Remarkably, he was still there in an offside position even when possession was turned over and Juventus went on the attack.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was playing in his second game since returning from a lay-off due to testing positive for COVID-19 and so you could perhaps attribute that to him not quite having the energy late on.

But then again this is Ronaldo, a physical freak, that we are talking about.

Topics: Football News, FC Barcelona, Football, Lionel Messi, Juventus, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo

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