Cristiano Ronaldo has created endless records in his illustrious career but has a blemish of conceding more than 4 goals in four occasions against three mighty teams like Barcelona, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. One upset against Brighton were Ronaldo’s Manchester United conceded 4 goals.
1. Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid ( 7th February, 2015)
The then La Liga leaders Real Madrid suffered their heaviest defeat in over four years as reigning champions Atletico Madrid overpowered them in a scintillating derby.
Injury-hit Real were forced to name a makeshift defence for the short trip to the Vicente Calderon – and it was easily exposed by Atletico’s ruthless attack.
Quick-fire goals from Tiago and Saul Niguez put Atletico in command at the break, before second-half strikes from Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic sealed Real’s worst loss since a 5-0 mauling by arch-rivals Barcelona in November 2010.
2. Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona ( 25th November,
The visitors controlled El Clasico throughout, opening the scoring early on when Luis Suarez struck from 16 yards, before Neymar sidefooted home.
Andres Iniesta finished off a fine team move to add a third after the break.
Suarez’s cool finish wrapped up the win before Isco was sent off for a rash challenge to complete Real’s misery.
It was a first home defeat in 23 league games for Real, but an early blow to their hopes of challenging Barcelona for the title this season.
Rafael Benitez’s side are second with 24 points with Barcelona moving onto 30 points after 12 games.
Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United (19th April, 2022)
Liverpool outclassed a desperate Manchester United in an embarrassingly one-sided affair at Anfield to go top of the Premier League.
It was also a graphic illustration of the giant task facing United’s manager-elect Erik ten Hag as United were run ragged by the Liverpool powerhouse, the gulf in quality and attitude between the sides a chasm.
United were without Cristiano Ronaldo following the death of his newborn son and both sets of supporters paid a moving tribute with applause in the seventh minute.
Liverpool were already in front by then, Luis Diaz sweeping home Salah’s pass before the Egyptian ended his eight-game goalless sequence from Sadio Mane’s brilliant pass after 22 minutes.
Mane ended any slim hopes United had of making this a challenging evening for Liverpool with a first-time finish from Diaz’s pass in the 69th minute before Salah completed the rout with five minutes left.
Brighton 4-0 Manchester United (8th May, 2022)
Brighton thump Man Utd 4-0 at the Amex Stadium in Ralf Rangnick’s penultimate game in charge; Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard goals inflict a fifth consecutive Premier League away defeat for visitors.
The humiliating loss on the south coast means Ralf Rangnick’s side can no longer match the 64 points they achieved in the 2013/14 campaign as the German’s spell in interim charge before he hands over the reins to Erik ten Hag hit a new low.
A Moises Caicedo strike early in the first half (15) was added to after the break by goals from Marc Cucurella (49), Pascal Gross (57) and Leandro Trossard (60) as Brighton, who had not won at home since Boxing Day, produced a brilliant performance to remain on course for their highest top-flight finish.
The result means it is mathematically impossible for sixth-placed United to qualify for the Champions League, as they sit five points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal with one game left to play.