'We have a lot of personality and have some different opinions, but we're pulling in the same direction'. But the fact that it hit the outside of the post, rather than find the corner of the net, summed up how it has been going for Ronaldo in front of goal in LaLiga this season.
Zinedine Zidane's side are fourth in La Liga with 28 points from 14 matches so far.
Pressure at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is high at present, with Los Merengues eight points off leaders Barcelona in La Liga, not to mention trailing to Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Champions League group.
Real need everybody to be on the same page at present as their 2017-18 campaign is in danger of unravelling.
Progress has also been made in the Copa del Rey, but they were held to a shock 2-2 draw by third tier Fuenlabrada in the second leg of their last-32 encounter.
De Gea reacted superbly to stop Romelu Lukaku turning into his own goal in stoppage time at the end of the first half, but even more brilliance was to come after the intervals with a sensational double save. There has always been a great friendship between us.
Despite not being on top form and losing to Spurs, there's no chance Madrid will fail to make the knockout stages of the Champions League.
A positive start from the Galicians on Celta boss Juan Carlos Unzue's return to the Camp Nou, where he spent three years as Luis Enrique's assistant, was rewarded 20 minutes in when Aspas tapped home on the rebound after a stunning save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen had denied Maxi Gomez.
"For me he deserves to win the Ballon d'Or because he's had an incredible year", Real midfielder Mateo Kovacic said.
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