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CR7 strikes out in number 9 role

Whatever the reason – perhaps with one eye on accommodating Gareth Bale – Carlo Ancelotti used the Lyon match to try out several different combinations. One such experiment saw Cristiano line up in the number 9 position, as an out-and-out striker. The test proved more or less a total washout: the Portuguese ace was subbed off with the scoreline at 2-0 having made virtually no impact going forward, something that cannot often be said of CR7.

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KingPin3413d ago

thats coz he isnt an out and out striker.
he is a goal scoring winger. key word...winger.

Corepred43406d ago

Yeah, I am watching the Galaxy-Madrid game right now. He is not a number 9. Not because he can't but because he's too used to the left winger spot. Constantly spotted him drifting back to his position.