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It may have been a meaningless fixture to many but Ronaldo was keen to put on a show at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon, although he didn't manage to find a breakthrough in what turned out to be a far-from-eventful 0-0 draw.
Despite the result, this priceless moment after the half-time whistle was a perfect illustration of his infectious will-to-win mentality.
In footage that has since gone viral on social media, the 35-year-old can be seen gesturing his displeasure at the decision.
With the five-time Ballon d'Or winner clearly agitated when the official ended the first-half earlier than he anticipated, Ronaldo points at the clock behind him before raising his arms in the air.
Portugal's all-time top goalscorer walks away in a strop moments later, as his side went into the dressing room with the scoreline tied at 0-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo furious with the referee that he had finished the first half of the before the 45 minutes.- The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) October 7, 2020
This man is something else. Unreal. :joy:pic.twitter.com/0yJFBRbu1Y
In the friendly against Luis Enrique's side, Ronaldo was also denied a wonderful assist after spraying an inch-perfect ball with the outside of his right boot to teammate Renato Sanches.
Sanches, who now plays his club football with Ligue 1 side Lille after spells at Benfica, Swansea and Bayern Munich, smashed his effort against the crossbar in what would have been a cracking team goal.
Plenty of fans lauded Ronaldo's 'underrated' passing ability in the meantime.
What a chance created by Ronaldo. Passing is an underrated aspect of his game pic.twitter.com/2EmIBibEZS- Madridista Haven (@HavenMadridista) October 7, 2020
Who else saw that outside foot pass from Cristiano Ronaldo?- Manzuma:tm: #CarpeDiem (@Manzuma__) October 7, 2020
That would've been a beautiful assist from Ronaldo. What a pass- :lollipop: (@quinn_utd) October 7, 2020
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Featured Image Credit: Twitter/TimelineCR7
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