Ronaldo can no longer beat five opponents and score - Mendieta

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Former Spain international Gaizka Mendieta feels Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer able to beat five opponents before scoring a goal, but has hailed the way the Portugal captain has adapted his style of play to his new situation.

Ronaldo, 31, scored his fair share of spectacular goals in his younger years, but the majority of his goals these days come from inside the area.

"Cristiano is showing that he understands that he can no longer collect the ball in the centre of the pitch, take it past five players and score the goal of the game," Mendieta was quoted as saying.

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