- Cristiano Ronaldo rages on his Juve teammates, footage shows
- The Old Lady suffered a humiliating Champions League exit for Porto last season
- Amazon Prime footage shows 36-year-old Ronaldo destroying his teammates at half-time
- Ronaldo says ‘we played s***’ and his old side needed to show ‘personality’
Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to control his fury with his Juventus teammates during the Italians’ Champions League surrender against Porto, as revealed by Amazon Prime’s new ‘All or Nothing’ series.
The 36-year-old could not save his side from an embarrassing last-16 exit for their Portuguese rivals last season, with Sergio Oliveira at the center of a historic result in Turin.
Now, behind-the-scenes footage of the second leg at half-time has revealed a fascinating insight into Ronaldo’s standing in the Juventus dressing room.
New footage shows Cristiano Ronaldo blew up his Juventus teammates last season
Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League by Porto in the last stint of the last-16 leg
After going 1-0 up on the night and 3-1 on aggregate, Ronaldo came down hard on his teammates as he saw the prospect of European glory slipping away from him.
He shouted: ‘We have to work harder. what ***! We didn’t play at all! Nothing!’
Former Chelsea star Juan Cuadrado intervenes: ‘Don’t worry’, before Ronaldo says: ‘We always played s***!’
Cuadrado replied: ‘You should be an example to everyone’, and Ronaldo acknowledged the Colombian’s remark.
Ronaldo, who was trailing 1-0 at half-time in the second leg, could not control his anger.
The Portuguese and Juan Cuadrado clashed before former boss Andrea Pirlo intervened
Ronaldo failed to save Juventus from being knocked out of the Champions League last season
He said, ‘I am also involved. ‘We have to tell each other the truth, we played ****. This is a Champions League match, we need personality.
Former Juve boss Andrea Pirlo called for calm before giving a half-time team talk, which ultimately failed to inspire a second-half turnaround.
‘That’s all, let’s go. That’s enough, kri. That’s enough, Juan,’ he said. ‘We have to be calm and patient. We will continue in that spirit, but without arguing, with the posture of someone who wants to win.
Amazon has previously filmed similar ‘All or Nothing’ series with Tottenham and Manchester City, and their documentary with Juventus has shed light on a miserable final season in Turin for Ronaldo.
The Old Lady slipped to fourth place, ending Inter Milan’s Serie A dominance with a terrific performance in the Champions League.
The 36-year-old left Turin last summer to make a sensational return to Manchester United
He has scored 10 goals in 13 starts but United are eighth in the top flight
The series often showed that Leonardo Bonucci was the most outspoken presence in the Juventus dressing room, with Ronaldo happy to take a back seat while the Italian spoke, until the club’s humiliation in Europe triggered the Portuguese into action.
Ronaldo said goodbye to Italy last summer and made a stunning return to Manchester United for £19.4 million.
While the 36-year-old scored 10 goals in 13 starts for the Red Devils, United had a poor start to the campaign, resulting in the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Former Schalke and RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has agreed a six-month deal to take over on an interim basis, before taking on a two-year consulting role at Old Trafford.