This is how the English press criticized Cristiano Ronaldo after being eliminated from the Champions League

This Tuesday, Manchester United was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Uefa Champions League playing at home against Atlético de Madrid. The Spanish team managed to win 0-1 in England and thus qualify for the quarterfinals, leaving out the historic ‘red devils’.

And despite the fact that United have not achieved a great participation in the most important competition in Europe for a long time, the British press pointed to Cristiano Ronaldo as the main culprit for the elimination of the reds.

The Portuguese returned this season to Manchester as the idol who left the club 11 years ago and became the star of the team to be able to fight for the top spots in the Premier League and have a good participation in the European Champions League. where the team only managed to reach the round of 16 and Cristiano was in everyone’s sights.

The English journalists complained to “CR7” about the little presence he had in the opposite goal, so the defenders and the Atlético de Madrid goalkeeper did not suffer the match as expected. The Portuguese was the most dangerous player of the English team, before the match, and according to the statistics he did not manage to make a single shot on the Spanish goal.

Cristiano didn’t even get a shot on goal, which, for a man who shoots all the time, is quite a rare achievement.” wrote the British newspaper The Telegraph about the performance of the Portuguese.

And although the cold statistics say that Cristiano did not manage to kick the goal even once, it must be clarified that only shots that are a goal or that the goalkeeper saves are counted as “shots on goal”. In other words, if the ball hits the post or passes through the side of the goal, it is not counted as a shot on goal in the current statistics. So it is a data that must always be analyzed with tweezers.

The Portuguese footballer was coming off a spectacular performance over the weekend in the game against Tottenham for the Premier League, where United won the game with a hat-trick of his own. However, against Atlético de Madrid he failed to create the same danger up front and his team was eliminated. For what was the cover photo of the newspapers pointed out as the main person responsible for the European failure.

That is why the media continued to point out the former Real Madrid player for the low level he showed in the Champions League round of 16. The BBC was not far behind in questioning Ronaldo’s game:

Cristiano Ronaldo produced a couple of his classic touches early in the game, but became a peripheral figure long before the end. Referring to the little weight that the number 7 had in the second half of the match, when Manchester United needed to equalize Renan Lodi’s goal that marked the advantage for Atlético de Madrid.

Manchester United must now focus exclusively on the English league where they currently sit fifth behind Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. The Red Devils yes or yes, they have to reach fourth place in the standings in order to qualify for the next Champions League and thus, in some way, save the season.