Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most successful and prolific goal scorers in the history of football. He has scored an incredible 760 goals throughout his career, making him one of the greatest footballers of all time. Ronaldo has scored against almost every team he has faced in Europe, but there is one club that he has never managed to score against.
The club that Ronaldo has never scored against in Europe is FC Groningen. The Dutch club is not among the most well-known or successful teams in Europe, but they have managed to keep Ronaldo at bay in the few times they have faced each other.
Ronaldo has faced Groningen twice in his career, both times with his former club, Sporting Lisbon. The first time they faced each other was in the UEFA Cup in the 2002/03 season. Groningen won the first leg 1-0 at home, and the second leg in Lisbon ended in a 1-1 draw, with Ronaldo failing to score in either game.
The second time Ronaldo faced Groningen was in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League in the 2004/05 season. Sporting Lisbon won the first leg 3-0 at home, with Ronaldo scoring one of the goals. However, in the second leg, Groningen managed to keep Ronaldo off the scoresheet, despite losing the game 2-1.
Since then, Ronaldo has faced many other teams in Europe and has scored against most of them, including the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United. In fact, he has scored against more than 100 different teams in Europe, making him one of the most successful goal scorers in the history of the game.
It is worth noting that Ronaldo has only faced Groningen twice in his career, so it is possible that he could still score against them if he were to face them again. However, considering that he now plays for Juventus, the chances of him facing Groningen in the future are very slim.
In conclusion, while Ronaldo has scored against almost every team he has faced in Europe, there is one club that has managed to keep him at bay – FC Groningen. Although it is a relatively unknown club, their achievement of keeping one of the greatest goal scorers of all time at bay is commendable.