Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo matched his own unwanted record last night in his side’s shock 1-0 home defeat to Real Betis to continue a slow start to the season.
Madrid sit 7th in the table and are already seven points behind league leaders Barcelona after winning only two of their opening five La Liga matches.
Ronaldo made his first appearance of the season in the Spanish top flight, and, incredibly, attempted 12 shots in the game without scoring.
This is the highest number of efforts from one player not to yield a goal since Ronaldo himself achieved the feat back in September 2015.
The Portugal international ended last season in stunning form as he almost single-handedly guided Real to glory in both La Liga and the Champions League.
However, Zinedine Zidane’s side already have some major catching up to do after a highly unconvincing start to the campaign.
Los Blancos will need Ronaldo firing if they are to improve, with the 32-year-old’s phenomenal scoring record playing a big role in the team’s recent success, particularly in Europe.
Real looked into strengthening their attack this summer as they were strongly linked with Kylian Mbappe, but they failed to get a deal done as he ended up at Paris Saint-Germain.
Karim Benzema has just been handed a new contract by the club, but Real are arguably weaker up front having sold Alvaro Morata to Chelsea in July.