Real Madrid fans boo Cristiano Ronaldo after crushing defeat
The Portugal international's performance in the Blancos 4-0 thrashing at home to Barcelona was bad enough to trigger widespread jeering from his own supporters.
Real Madrid fans have vented their anger at Cristiano Ronaldo after watching their side sink to a crushing 4-0 defeat by Barcelona on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo was powerless to prevent Luis Enrique's side moving six points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to a double from Luis Suarez and goals from Neymar and Andres Iniesta.
The white handkerchiefs were out in force at the final whistle with Rafa Benitez now under increasing pressure having been forced to deny rumours of a rift between himself and key players including Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and James Rodriguez in the build-up to his first Clasico as Real Madrid coach. Ronaldo was certainly not the sole person to blame for a shambolic display at home to the European champions, but many of the jeers from Blancos supporters were directed towards him nonetheless.
The Ballon d'Or holder has not scored in his last three games and frustration at his performances have grown in the Spanish capital recently, despite bagging 13 goals so far this season. During the international window, rumours surfaced linking him with 2016 moves to Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United, the latter of whom he played for until joining Madrid for a world-record fee in 2009.
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