Ronaldo was left out of Real Madrid’s squad as they battled their way past Malaga in La Liga.
The 33-year-old, who scored the decisive goal against Juventus in midweek, watched on as Isco and Casemiro struck for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Many were surprised at Cristiano Ronaldo missing the match with the Portugal international having scored a stunning 26 goals from 16 outings in 2018 so far.
Yet Spanish outlet Don Balon say the Real Madrid forward chose to skip the game.
At the age of 33, you would expect Ronaldo’s powers to be waning.