Cristiano Ronaldo has woeful record against Atalanta and missed penalty against Man Utd's Champions League opponents

Cristiano Ronaldo has woeful record against Atalanta and missed penalty against Man Utd's Champions League opponents

CRISTIANO Ronaldo has beaten Atalanta just ONCE in his career – and even missed a penalty against the Italians while at Juventus.

The 36-year-old spent three years taking on Atalanta while at Juve, but never beat them in four league meetings.



It comes as bad news for Manchester United fans, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side ready themselves to face Gian Piero Gasperini and Co on Wednesday.

Previous encounters between Ronaldo and the side from Bergamo have provided plenty of goals – 18 in six meetings to be exact.

Four of those games have been in Serie A, with a further two clashes in the Coppa Italia.

CR7 himself has scored three times against La Dea, and bagged in his first ever game against them.

That was an equaliser off the bench in a 2-2 draw in Serie A in December 2018.

His next meeting with them was a thumping 3-0 loss in the Coppa Italia a month later.

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A 1-1 draw in Serie A followed, with Ronaldo again failing to find the back of the net.

He was twice on the scoresheet in their next meeting in July 2020, but again the spoils were shared in a 2-2 draw.

Yet another 1-1 draw came in December 2020 – but it could have been more as Ronaldo saw a penalty saved by now Tottenham keeper Pierluigi Gollini.

CR7 finally came out on the winning side against Atalanta after a 2-1 win in the Coppa Italia final in May of this year.

His poor record against Wednesday's opponents is surprising considering Ronaldo notched an incredible 101 times in 134 appearances for Juventus.

And Solskjaer will be desperate for Ronaldo to improve on his poor fortunes against Atalanta in their Champions League clash.

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Although it's not just his record against Atalanta that is cause for concern.

The Portuguese superstar has scored just one goal in his last four games for United.

It coincides with an awful recent run for the Red Devils – with pressure mounting on Solskjaer.

His side have one victory in their last five games in all competitions.

But a win on Wednesday would see United leapfrog current Group F leaders Atalanta and put them in a good position to qualify for the knockout stages.

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