The Portuguese ace might not have scored or assisted but he played a key role in his side progressing into the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.
Juventus prevailed in the Coppa Italia Round of 16 clash with Genoa, managing a 3-2 victory at the Allianz Stadium.
It was Hamza Rafia who stole the headlines as he proved to be the match-winner after coming on in extra-time.
21-year-old Rafia was decisive on his Juventus debut as he scored his first goal for the club to book their place in the next round of the competition.
While the youngster deserves all the praise for his brilliant finishing and his quick impact on the game, his goal probably wouldn’t have been possible without Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo started the match on the bench but was introduced at the 88-minute mark as the Bianconeri desperately searched for a late strike with the scoreline still level – and it did not take him long to make an impact.
Ronaldo, after receiving the ball in a crowded space on the edge of the box, took four defenders out with some smart dribbling and body feints.
After fooling the Genoa defenders with tidy ball rolls and a brilliant fake shot, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner slipped the ball to Alvaro Morata who then sent it into the danger area before Rafia smashed it home.