Cristiano Ronaldo's Stats Since 2010 Champions League Quarter Final Elimination Are Ridiculous
Juventus' loss to Ajax came as a surprise to many but none more so than Cristiano Ronaldo who will be surprised to find the Champions League finishes before the semi-final, having not done that since 2010.
Last summer Juventus decided to spend over £90 million for Cristiano Ronaldo. The forward had just won his third Champions League in a row, and fourth in five years, with Real Madrid and they wanted him to continue his run in Turin.
The Old Lady had just won their seventh Serie A title in a row but hadn't won the Champions League since 1996, despite being in five finals since, and they were desperate to end that barren run.
Signing the competition's leading scorer of all time seemed like a very good way of getting over that 23 years without the title but on Tuesday they were beaten 2-1 at home by Ajax and crashed out at the quarter finals stage.
It's not a regular feeling for Ronaldo, who of course scored the Italian's goal in the match, as he's not been knocked out before the semi finals since 2010, when Real Madrid lost in the quarters to Lyon.
Since then the 34 year old's become the competition's all time top scorer and it's almost as if he's been on a one man mission to make sure he doesn't get knocked out before the final four since with his ridiculous stats:
Cristiano Ronaldo may be out of the UCL this season, but he's put up some incredible numbers over the past 9 years. pic.twitter.com/wOjoOYLVWf
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 16, 2019
That's a goal a game for 104 matches, spread over nine years! That's nothing short of meteoric especially as in the seven years in the competition before that he managed just 23 goals.
Since the 2010 loss he's been on an unreal run and added four titles into the mix and no one else can get near his stats.
With the signing of of the former Manchester United winger, Juve had become one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season and it took a monumental effort and two brilliant performances by Ajax to knock them out.
Based on his reaction to getting knocked out so early last time though don't expect Ronaldo to take this disappointment lying down.