While his great rival Lionel Messi tormented Manchester United and ensured Barcelonas presence in the semi-finals of the competition, Juventus threw away a lead and were deservedly beaten by Erik ten Hags precocious young side.
Ronaldo, who won three Champions League titles in succession with Real Madrid and appeared in eight consecutive semi-finals, is, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, furious with Juves capitulation and unhappy with the rigid tactics employed by Max Allegri.
The 34-year-olds arrival last summer, at a cost of €112million, was expected to guarantee Juventus presence in the latter stages of the competition and, after his hat-trick in the previous round against Atletico Madrid, it appeared as though his signing would reap instant European dividends.
Defeat on Tuesday, however, has left the Portuguese icon devastated with his mother revealing He was very sad. He would have liked to have gone to the final. He will be there for the next one. What did he say to me? Mom I dont make miracles.
Ronaldo is now expecting the Juventus hierarchy to oversee a major rebuilding process in the summer to bolster and ageing squad. Paulo Dybala could be sold for up to €100m, ironically to fund a move for the player dubbed the new Ronaldo, Benficas Joao Felix.
The scorer of Tuesdays midweek defeat Matthijs de Ligt is also high on Juves wanted list, as well as Lyons all-action midfielder Tanguy Ndombele who is also wanted by Manchester City and Chelsea.