LISBON – Cristiano Ronaldo's return to the national squad failed to dispel the Portuguese taboo that did not go beyond an unexciting 0-0 home draw against Ukraine, confirming the difficulties in the European qualifying debut match: only four wins in the previous 15. For 'A Bola' that of CR7 is "the face of disillusionment", the title screams on the front page, accompanying a photo that shows the anger after a failed occasion.
Cristiano Ronaldo has not recorded in Portugal-Ukraine
The striker, now at Juventus, had played the last match with his national team jersey on June 30th, in the round of 16 of the World Cup. "It is not important to concentrate on Ronaldo's return and on the differences in the game with or without him – he has coach Fernando Santos underlined – Portugal is important and after the match against Ukraine I am not satisfied, it is normal. Now we need to focus on the next task and not if we play with or without a Christian. We have to think about the collective aspect of the game ". Serbia arrives at the Estadio da Luz on Monday evening.
If he doesn't shine in the National team, Cristiano Ronaldo is playing an extraordinary season among Juventus. In the league he scored well 19 goals in 26 games and is in the running for the title of top scorer in Serie A. In the Champions League he scored 4 goals in 7 games and is just back from the decisive hat-trick against Atletico Madrid. Despite not scoring against Ukraine, Cr7 played 155 games for Portugal, scoring 85 goals .
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Source: Blitz Quotidiano