Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has received some support from across the Clasico divide by Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo.
This season, the Ballon d’Or winner has found himself criticised at times for his lack of goals in LaLiga, along with Karim Benzema.
However, Semedo, who plays with Ronaldo at international level for Portugal, defended the striker and believes blame should be shared among the team as a whole.
“He isn’t scoring so much in the league but he’s still providing assists and in the Champions League he has also scored,” the ex-Benfica man told Mais Futebol.
“In my opinion, I don’t think it is his fault and it is because the team in general aren’t playing so well so obviously he is penalised.
“He may not get so many balls and the team might not create as many chances but he’s still a great player who gives everything on the field.”