Jeered by crowd He was jeered by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after another disappointing performance in a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Ronaldo has scored only two goals in the Spanish league – in a 5-2 win against Osasuna in September and a 6-1 rout at Real Betis two weeks ago. He also scored two goals in the Champions League, one in a 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund and one in a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon, when his free-kick goal started a late rally. The 31-year-old was among the Madrid players rested in the team’s 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. He is set to return to the line-up today when Zidane’s team tries to defend its Spanish league lead against promoted Alaves. Sevilla, one point behind Madrid, plays at Sporting Gijon also today, while third-place Barcelona hosts last-place Granada. Fourth-place Villarreal plays at Eibar on Sunday, and fifth-place AtlÈtico Madrid, which led the league entering the last round, hosts M·laga on Saturday. MADRID (AP): The Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend was about whether Cristiano Ronaldo will end his scoring slump. Real Madrid lead the league ahead of their match at Alaves today but not thanks to Ronaldo’s recent performances. The forward is enduring his worst start to a season since joining Madrid in 2009, having scored only four goals in nine matches. “When you’re used to scoring almost 70 goals a season, it’s almost like an addiction for goals,” Madrid reserve forward Alvaro Morata said. “For us, he is the most important player in the team, and I hope that he scores lots of goals, but he is not a machine. He is a human being. Even if he comes from another planet and is different, he also has the right to miss.” Ronaldo also scored five goals in two games with Portugal, against Andorra and the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying, but that’s no reprieve to the demanding Madrid fans.
Remind me again why we let @oli_mcburnie go 😭 please come home 😂 #lufc— Ross (@rossylufc) August 21, 2018 McBurnie an absolute brute. A youthful Duncan Ferguson. #lufc #SWALEE— Steve Adams (@steveads1970) August 21, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 You can see why we were linked with that McBurnie lad for so long, he’s absolutely made for this league. #lufc— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) August 21, 2018 gameday cracker silverware Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update CONFIDENT BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect Furthermore, the 22-year-old had another reason to impress against Leeds.The forward started his career in the Elland Road club’s famous academy, having been born in Leeds, but he was released at Under-14s level. Bielsa got us that point with the subs and taking action early. MOT.Sign McBurnie— Matt Greenwood (@MattistutaG) August 21, 2018 @oli_mcburnie was outstanding tonight. Not even angry that he scored two goals against us tonight. He deserved it. Leeds fan & hope to see him in a Leeds shirt one day. Swansea looked good. They will be up there at the end of the season #lufc #scfc— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) August 21, 2018 2 SHOCK Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade McBurnie joined Bradford after being released by Leeds in 2010 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Obviously McBurnie gets two after being linked with him… Always happens #lufc— Regan (@ReganHinds) August 21, 2018 Daniel Dubois sends stern warning when asked about future fight vs Anthony Joshua Leeds’ unblemished start to the season came to an end on Tuesday evening, with Swansea holding the Whites to a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.Marcelo Bielsa’s side remain undefeated, and moved top of the Championship table with the point they picked up in Wales, but the draw prevented Leeds making it four league wins from four. smart causal Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez grabbed the goals for Leeds, each cancelling out an Oli McBurnie strike that had twice given Swansea the lead.McBurnie was named man of the match for his two-goal showing, having spent the entire game bullying Leeds’ centre-back partnership of Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi. Admittedly, he will likely never have an easier match in his career, with both centre-backs actually full-backs, but McBurnie did much to show he has what it takes to cut it at Championship level. I’d quite happily take Celina and McBurnie off Swansea! #lufc— Keith Tracy (@KeithT3103) August 21, 2018 I remember watching Leeds vs Barnsley last year with all eyes on McBurnie, and not seeing the hype at all. Looked slow, languid, playing within himself. Different animal tonight. All-round player was monstrous and took both goals so well.Looks a Premier League talent. #lufc— ETHAN (@EthanFromOnline) August 22, 2018 MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The Whites were actually interested in bring McBurnie back to the club earlier this year, with former manager Paul Heckingbottom a fan of his, but the youngster penned a new contract with the Swans to end talk of a transfer.However, after his man of the match showing against Leeds, fans of the club are calling for their former player to ‘come home’ and help guide the Elland Road giants back to the Premier League.You can see some of the best reaction below… revealed latest McBurnie netted twice in Swansea’s draw with Leeds impact Most read in Championship Wish #lufc had gone after McBurnie to compliment Roofe and Bamford— Nick Howe (@NickHow07209652) August 21, 2018 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tbh the way McBurnie played tonight I think he would have been perfect for our style actually and personally would have taken him over Bamford, not that I’m slagging Bamford off I just think over the season he would prove to be better— Mr Positive (@Russlufc) August 21, 2018