The Old Lady played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with mid-table Sassuolo at the MAPEI Stadium.
Goals from Filip Djuricic, Domenico Berardi and Francesco Caputo gave the hosts a surprise lead.
The drama wasn’t over there, either. Alex Sandro then popped up with the equaliser in the 64th minute.
If he’d got himself on the scoresheet, Ronaldo would have become the first player in history to score 50 goals in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.
The Portuguese superstar had netted in each of his previous six Serie A outings and a record-breaking, winning goal would usually feel inevitable.
But Ronaldo wasn’t really at the races on this occasion. In fact, he had a bit of a night to forget.
You can watch the 35-year-old’s ‘highlights’ from the match here.
Not a vintage performance from the world-class forward.
This unsuccessful attempt at a skill in the 68th minute just about summed his evening up…