Life comes at you fast.
Just over six weeks ago Cristiano Ronaldo was collecting his record equalling fifth Ballon d’Or award as the best player on the planet.
Fast forward to now and both the Portuguese maestro and Real Madrid are in utter disarray.
A 1-0 defeat to Villarreal on Saturday – their first ever home La Liga defeat to the ‘Yellow Submarine’ – leaves Real 16 points adrift of leaders Barcelona and only a point above their opponents in fourth.
Ronaldo is enduring his worst goalscoring season since he first moved to Manchester United in 2004, bagging just four times in 14 appearances.
And Real fans turned on their poster boy after another abject display in front of goal, even asking for the great man to be dropped:
A little harsh? Perhaps.
But Zinedine Zidane now has big decisions to make with the league title now out of reach and PSG looming in the Champions League last 16.
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