Arsene Wenger has outlined just how much Real Madrid are missing Cristiano Ronaldo 's goals in attack.
The Portuguese superstar spent nine trophy-laden years at the Bernabeu, netting 451 goals for the club.
His 2018 departure for Italian champions Juventus rocked the footballing world and left Madrid with a huge void to fill up front.
Ronaldo has never really been replaced in Spain, as Wenger pointed out this evening.
"The last time Real Madrid won La Liga, 2016/17, they scored 106 goals," the Frenchman said on beIN Sports this evening ahead of Madrid's clash with Manchester City.
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"[In] 17/18, they scored 94 goals.
"2018, Ronaldo went and last year they scored 62 goals.
"This year, on the model they are expected to score 69 goals. So they have a deficit of 40 goals.
"Because their best goalscorer today is Benzema today, with 13 goals. And their second best goalscorer is Ramos. The central defender with five goals.
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"Hazard, one goal. Vinicius one goal. They have no goals from the flanks.
"They have improved their defensive record, they currently have the best defence in La Liga.
"But offensively, Madrid, you expect them to score between 80 and 100 goals.
"And at the moment they have a deficit of 30 goals and that's what it is at the moment."
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Ronaldo has enjoyed a fantastic start to life in Turin.
The attacker has netted 53 times in 71 appearances for Juventus.
And Ronaldo has bagged in 11 consecutive Serie A games for the club, matching a record set by David Trezeguet.
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