lol i watched the whole game. i don't think ronaldo is better than him (just that he shows up in the big matches almost more so than the small time ones), never said that so not sure where you got that from. i just think he vanishes in big games. iceland threw numbers at him, if he were smarter he would realize this left tons of space for other players and would utilize it by making runs into the box and by dumping the ball off the minute he saw a double/triple/quad team coming. he didn't, he kept trying to run through 4 men on his own and got dispossessed on the edge of the box. sure he might be 1, 2, even 3 of them, but he can't waltz through all of them and he didn't. bar one shot outside the box wide left and bar the free kicks he wasn't a threat on goal at all. i'm sure his stats were fine and all but the eye test showed a man frustrated to get in the box. honestly it reminded me so much of martinez days. pass about the box and pass back and pass around and try a flick or whatever but no penetration and no real threat. it pains me to say that since i love their manager sampaoli so much, but he really isn'ttt doing the same job with them as he did Chile or Sevilla.
greatest player in the world, most skills, etc sure all day long. but the fact is he didn't show up in the CL and he's not showing up here.