Real Madrid goal machine and contender for world player of the year, Christiano Ronaldo, was given a lesson in finishing today by none other than the Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner. I know this sounds ridiculous but it’s true.
Ronaldo has scored 60 goals this season in just 55 games for Real Madrid, while Bendtner has managed 66 in his whole club career of 234 matches.
Bendtner nearly got Denmark a draw against Portugal with two headed goals, the second one a peach, but substitute Silvestre Varela finally did what Ronaldo couldn’t and won the game for Portugal.
Ronaldo had a nightmare and should have scored a hat-trick, but he was not even close to hitting the target. Bendtner had very few chances but when they came he was in the right place and made no mistakes.
I am, of course, not suggesting that he is a better player or that Arsenal should give him another chance, but it was amazing to watch. He should definitely earn himself a move to a decent club after his performances at Euro 2012 and I wish him well.
Maybe he was just not Arsenal’s type of player, but he can hold the ball up well and he certainly doesn’t lack confidence. Reports are saying that he will be on his way to the German Bundesliga this summer, and what is the likelihood that he will end up facing Arsenal one day and scoring?