NEWS
Thursday September 26 2019
Ronaldo Serie A's worst free kick taker

Cristiano Ronaldo has never scored a free kick for Juventus in 24 attempts, with 15 of them hitting the wall, prompting a possible rethink.

The star striker prides himself on his set play abilities, scoring some spectacular long-range strikes for Portugal and Real Madrid.

However, with his absence from the 2-1 win over Brescia on Tuesday seeing Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic take over set piece duties, some are wondering whether to change the hierarchy.

AS calculated that Ronaldo has taken 24 direct free kicks since he joined Juventus last season and is yet to score a single one.

In 15 occasions, it went straight into the defensive wall, while two went off target and the other seven warranted some sort of challenge from the goalkeeper.

The only player recently to have done worse in Serie A was Camillo Ciano of Frosinone,  who had 21 attempts last term.

On the other hand, Juve have some reliable free kick takers like Paulo Dybala, who converted nine in the Juve jersey, while Miralem Pjanic scored seven.

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