However, he had to watch on from the bench as the Swiss side scored the late winner. Moreover, he was subbed off for Jesse Lingard whose mistake led to the decisive goal.
After the game, the 36-year-old took to social media to react to the defeat:
"Wasn't the result we wanted, but now it’s time to recover well and focus on the next game!" Ronaldo tweeted.
This was the 177th Champions League appearance for Ronaldo who is now th joint-record holder along with Iker Casillas - but the result makes sure that there are no celebrations after the final whistle.