Cristiano Ronaldo welcomes his son to Real Madrid training as a 'special guest' before scoring outrageous goal using only his shoulder
- Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed refining his finishing skills in Real Madrid training
- Ronaldo somehow beat the goalkeeper after meeting a cross with his shoulder
- The 32-year-old skipped international duty with Portugal in order to recuperate
- He has scored just one La Liga goal for Zinedine Zidane's side this season
With most of his Real Madrid team-mates away on international duty, Cristiano Ronaldo took advantage of the extra space at the training ground to welcome his son onto the pitch.
The 32-year-old, who has been excused from international duty with Portugal in an attempt to keep him fresh for next summer's World Cup, revealed his 'special guest' on his Instagram account on Friday morning.
And, as embarrassing dads always do, Ronaldo played the big man around the office in front of his son and scored one of the more audacious goals of his career using only his shoulder.
Cristiano Ronaldo welcomed his son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr, to training on Friday morning
Meeting a cross while standing on his own in the penalty area, Ronaldo threw the weight of his muscular torso at the ball and sent it flying towards goal. The shouldered effort sailed over the goalkeeper's head and into the far corner of the goal.
Fortunately, a camera was recording at the time of the incident and the resulting video was posted to Instagram. It also included a much more conventional goal scored with the might of his right foot.
It was the perfect goal to score in front of Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr, who, as revealed on Instagram, joined him at Real Madrid's training ground on Friday.
Not only did it remind fans of Ronaldo's skill in front of goal, but also served as proof that he is continuing to work hard after being excused from international duty with Portugal.
The 32-year-old throws the weight of his muscle-bound shoulder at the ball to send it back
The goalkeeper watches helplessly as the lobbed effort sails into his goal
Focused on rest and recovery, the 32-year-old was granted time off by head coach Fernando Sancho, who takes his Portugal side into two friendlies against Saudi Arabia and the USA.
Two weeks on the training ground may prove to be the requisite to rediscovering his lethal touch in front of goal. Indeed, his single strike in La Liga is, by his exceptionally high standards, a surprisingly poor return.
His fall from grace has been amplified by the fact that Zinedine Zidane's men have fallen eight points behind Barcelona in the race for the title, a gap that many feel is already too wide to bridge.
But the four-time Ballon d'Or winner has continued to score freely in the Champions League, netting six times in just four games and, if he can bring that kind of form into La Liga, anything is possible.
The Portuguese has been far from his prolific self in La Liga this season, scoring just once
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