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Cristiano Ronaldo: a sensitive dedication and a new goalscoring record that is not enough for the Champions League

The look twisted downwards, an emotional sign of the cross and, subsequently, the raising of his afflicted eyes towards the sky made up the centenary celebration of Cristiano Ronaldo on the premier league. Even with his spirits on the ground after the death of his newborn baby, the Portuguese star did not abandon his competitive spirit at the Emirates Stadium. The show, beyond the sorrow, had to continue. And so it was reflected with a new goalscoring record, which unfortunately is not enough for the Man Utd -for now- to ensure their presence in the next Champions League.

When the 7th minute was running in the Arsenal stadium, all the local fans decided to dedicate a minute of applause to Cristiano Ronaldo as support. A gesture similar to the one he witnessed a few days ago at Anfield, where he could not be present. Undoubtedly, the Portuguese has received the support of locals and strangers for the death of his son. And he deserves it.

But 27 minutes later, United were already 2-0 down on the scoreboard and ‘CR7′, with all the pain inside him, scored a goal to help lift his team. It was the discount and a valuable achievement in his career. But the Portuguese crack preferred not to celebrate it with the typical “SIUUU” that personifies him. He decided to point his hands to the sky and dedicate his 100th English league goal to his baby..

With that, . An achievement that, in other top leagues in Europe, only Gonzalo Higuaín, Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been able to achieve.

In addition, at 37 years old, he continues to demonstrate his validity. In the most competitive league in the world he is the third top scorer of the current season with 16 goalsonly below Heung-Min Son (17 goals) and Mohamed Salah (22 goals).

Cristiano RonaldoLaLiga (311) and Premier League (100)
Zlatan IbrahimovicSerie A (155) and Ligue 1 (113)
Edinson CavaniLigue 1 (138) and Serie A (112)
Gonzalo HiguainSerie A (125) and LaLiga (107)

Even so, he could not avoid a new defeat for Manchester United. Despite the fact that, individually, Cristiano remained firm and at a good level, the rest of the team did not know how to respond as it should and Arsenal ended up taking the victory with a resounding 3-1 in their favor.

This duel was key to the aspirations of the ‘Red Devils’. If they had won, they would have climbed to fourth place in the table, but the opposite happened. , also below Tottenham, who currently have a three-point lead and could be six if they beat Brentford.

In the absence of only four dates to play, the picture has become extremely complicated for Manchester United, who have played one game more than their main contenders in the Champions zone.

However, it is now quite clear that Cristiano Ronaldo always fight to the end. He has never thrown in the towel and neither will he now. Precisely that virtue of hers will try to infect all her teammates in search of a ‘miracle’ that allows her to access the next edition of the Champions League.

Source: Elcomercio

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