Cristiano Ronaldo will certainly not have enjoyed his first return to Madrid with Juventus.
The Portuguese superstar swapped the Spanish capital for Turin in the summer, with his move making the Bianconeri one of the favourites for the Champions League.
However, Juve now have a huge mountain to climb after a 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano.
Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin scored the goals for Diego Simeone’s side, with Atleti showing their defensive resilience and speed on the break once again in front of the world’s eyes.
It’s been a tough time domestically of late for them, but they showed their true class when it mattered.
As for Ronaldo, he produced his most anonymous performance in a Juve shirt yet in the biggest game since his arrival.
The Portuguese failed to test Atleti’s back-line and the closest he came to finding the back of the net was from a long-range free-kick – his touch was also surprisingly awful all night.
And it seems Ronaldo’s poor performance agitated him, because he was in a very spiky mood in the mixed zone after the game.
When approached by the Atletico media, Ronaldo responded by telling them: “I have five Champions Leagues and Atleti zero.”
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Shades of Jose Mourinho from Ronaldo, making the world talk about him rather than Juve’s sub-par performance and defeat.
The 34-year-old also reminded the Atletico fans of his quintet of Champions League trophies while he was on the pitch after he was greeted with a chorus of boos.
He just loves the headlines, doesn’t he?
However, while his actions at time are questionable, there’s no debating his stunning impact at Juve in 2018/19 – barring his performance last night.
Ronaldo has 19 goals to his name already in Serie A, with only Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe ahead of him in the race for the coveted European Golden Shoe.