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16th Dec 2015

Rafa Benitez’s request to do a biometric study on Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kicks didn’t go down well

Not impressed

Ben Kiely

It seems as though the cracks in Rafa Benitez’s relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo are turning into deep crevasses

The Real Madrid boss attempted to improve Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick precision by asking him to undergo a biometric study, a request that didn’t elicit the response he might have liked, according to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito.

The Madrid superstar scored his first free-kick in seven months against Malmo last week, a poor showing considering he dominates the set-piece taking responsibilities at the club ahead of the likes of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.

As a result of his disappointing free-kick conversion rate, Benitez asked him if he would be willing to do a biometric study, to see if he could improve his technique. The Spanish paper claims that Ronaldo stormed out of the room in a huff at the suggestion.

This story comes just after Ronaldo spoke positively about his manager.

“The coach is doing a very good job and is still adjusting to Real Madrid. Benitez is doing well.”