Some players like scoring against a particular club, while others find it difficult to score against them or have played multiple matches against them but have only scored a few goals.
Sergio Aguero and Javier Hernades, for example, like scoring against Chelsea. Didier Drogba is a big fan of scoring goals against Arsenal.
As a result, we’ll look at five of the players and the side against whom they struggled to score.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. Real Madrid (7 matches, one goal)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most entertaining footballers in the world, both on and off the field.
In the majority of instances, the large, strong player, famed for his incredible goals and witty remarks, has struggled to demonstrate his skill set against Real Madrid. The Swedish international has faced Real Madrid seven times.
He has appeared in two games for PSG, two games for Milan, and three games for Barcelona. He may only have scored one goal against Real Madrid, but it was definitely crucial since he came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in an El Clasico for Barcelona.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy vs Arsenal (12 matches, 2 goals)
The previous month, Van Nistelrooy missed a penalty against The Invincibles in the Charity Shield shootout.
He converted his penalty kick in the 2005 FA Cup Final shootout, but Arsenal prevailed, as they had done the previous time he faced them in that competition.
Although two goals in 12 appearances against Arsenal isn’t awful, it’s fair to say that the goalie didn’t have the most delightful of games.
- Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Chelsea (15 matches, 1 goal)
One of football’s most productive players has scored one goal in almost 20 hours of playing, or 13 and a half complete matches, over five different competitions. Actually, we should give him credit for snagging it at the perfect moment.
One thing to keep in mind about CR7’s Chelsea blues: all 15 of his tries came while he was with Manchester United, before his goal returns skyrocketed.
- Ronaldinho vs. Celtic (6 matches, 0 goals)
Ronaldinho scored 0 goals in six appearances against Celtic while playing for Spanish powerhouse Barcelona. The football prodigy has changed the outcome of several matches on his own, but he has always struggled against Celtic.
During his career, Ronaldinho won the Ballon d’Or, the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League, the Copa Libertadores, the Copa America, and other league titles, but he has since resigned, leaving Celtic as the only team against whom he has failed to score.
- Lionel Messi vs. Chelsea (10 matches, 3 goals)
It would appear that nine goals in six games against Arsenal and six in six games against Manchester City, not to include two Champions League final goals against Manchester United, proves different.
At Chelsea, on the other hand, they kept Messi at bay eight times out of eight, at least until 2018. It was significant as well. Prior to their 2018 last-16 fixture, Barcelona had not beaten the Blues in either of their previous seven meetings.
Chelsea made it to the 2012 Champions League final despite Messi’s hitting the crossbar, the post, the side netting, and Petr Cech’s pins in their previous match. He finally ended his Blues hoodoo in 2018, scoring two goals.