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The Portuguese failed to get on the scoresheet and appeared angry at the final whistle. Ronaldo removed and threw away his Juventus shirt before he trudged off the pitch (although it was claimed it was in the direction of a ball boy waiting for it).
However behind the scenes, Ronaldo let loose with his frustration. He punched a wall as soon as he arrived in the dressing room, showered in silence then left the stadium without saying a word to anyone (per the Mirror).
Post-match, his manager Andrea Pirlo admitted that Ronaldo's temper had flared after he failed to find the net, despite several chances to score.
"He was angry because he didn't manage to score," explained Pirlo. "It's normal that someone like him always wants to improve. I don't think he will be fined, it can happen to have moments of nervousness."
However according to a report in Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, it runs deeper that, with Ronaldo apparently fuming that his teammates failed to pass to him on several occasions throughout the match.
He apparently argued with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny at one point during the encounter with Genoa, and generally cut a dissatisfied figure throughout the game, despite Juve's victory.
Juventus have had a poor season by their standards, currently third in Serie A and 12 points behind runaway leaders Inter Milan. They also exited the Champions League at the last 16 stage after losing on away goals to Porto.
A Video by the most reliable Juventus reporter @romeoagresti in which you can clearly see Ronaldo looking at the ball boy at the side and throwing him his shirt.- The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) April 11, 2021
Some ungrateful Juventus fans attacked Cristiano for this without knowing the story.pic.twitter.com/hi3o5TZXFN
Ronaldo is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 25 goals, despite his failure to add to his total against Genoa.
However he's been accused in the past of putting his personal success above that of his team. His apparent show of petulance despite Juve's victory - sealed by goals from Dejan Kulusevski, Alvaro Morata and Weston McKennie - will only add to that feeling.
Morara netted after Ronaldo had hit the post with a chance of his own, which was the closest the 36-year-old came to scoring at the Allianz Arena
Ronaldo with the assist off the post for Morata :sweat_smile: pic.twitter.com/Fy2YiLvZUT- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 11, 2021
Rumours persist that he is not entirely happy in Turin and that the club would also be willing to let him leave in the summer if a suitable offer arrived.
Moves to the USA, to China - or even a return to Real Madrid where he had nine goal-filled seasons - have been suggested.
Ronaldo has one more year to go on his contract. But it is not entirely certain he will be playing in Juve's black-and-white shirt next season.
All imagery: PA Images
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