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Misfiring Ronaldo can still make a difference for Madrid – Ramos

12:05 AM GMT 06/11/2017
The struggling striker has only scored once in La Liga this term but Sergio Ramos leapt to the defence of his Merengue team-mate on Sunday

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos admitted Cristiano Ronaldo is upset by his lack of goals in LaLiga but he backed the misfiring four-time Ballon d'Or winner to return to the scoresheet.

Ronaldo fired another blank as La Liga holders Madrid bounced back from their Champions League defeat at Tottenham midweek with a 3-0 win over Las Palmas on Sunday.

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Madrid's all-time leading scorer turned provider for Isco in the second half but Ronaldo endured another frustrating out – his third consecutive league match without a goal.

Ronaldo has only scored once in LaLiga this term but Ramos leapt to the defence of his team-mate and Karim Benzema.

"Cristiano and Karim's goals will come in. Karim is more generous in that sense," Ramos told Movistar.

"Cristiano is certainly going home upset when he does not score.

"But we do not worry that they have scored few goals because they make a difference and what matters is winning, and the goals will come."

Madrid are third in the table, eight points adrift of bitter rivals Barcelona after 11 matches.

Ramos, whose Madrid were led by goals from midfielders Casemiro, Marco Asensio and Isco, added: "The team played for the victory from the first minute.

"Las Palmas kept men behind the ball and after the first goal, they tried to play on the counter.

"We took advantage of the spaces and the victory is very important for us."