Five-time Baloon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo finished as Real Madrid’s highest goal-scorer in the calendar year 2018 despite leaving the La Liga giants in the summer transfer window.

Though CR7 has left Real Madrid, it seems his shadow continues to linger at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Portugal great spent nine years with Real Madrid and won four UCL trophies and become the club’s all-time highest goal-scorer before leaving for Italian champions Juventus in summer.

Cristiano Ronaldo continues his stellar campaign in Serie A as he had already scored 14 Serie A goals for the Old Lady. Though Real Madrid players have often said that the team is not missing CR7, results have proven otherwise.

While Real Madrid have struggled in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese still managed to finish the year as the top scorer of Serie A before the winter break.

Meanwhile, Twitterati has mocked Real Madrid after Ronaldo finished 2018 as top scorer for Real Madrid despite departing in July.

Here are some of the Tweets:

 

Earlier, speaking to French Football, CR7 opened up about his departure from Real Madrid.

“I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” the Portuguese said, before adding, “In the first four or five years there I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less afterwards. The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean.”