Though it remains to be seen how serious his injury is, in being forced off the pitch Ronaldo joins rival Lionel Messi on the sidelines, after the Barcelona wizard suffered a pelvic injury during Argentina's defeat to Venezuela.
His hat-trick against Atletico sealed a place in the quarter-finals with a 3-2 aggregate win after being two goals down after the first leg.
"I'm not anxious, because I know perfectly my body", Ronaldo said following Monday's draw. It happens, it's football.
Juve are scheduled to travel to Cagliari between home Serie A clashes against Empoli and AC Milan before heading to Amsterdam. Coach Krstajic is doing good job with Serbian team and had pretty good World Cup in Russian Federation previous year but not everything is great because some good players have turned down the call to join Serbian national team as long as he is the coach. I want to be in national team in the next matches.
Serbia had taken the lead after seven minutes, with the former... It has been eight months because I needed time for myself.
But Portugal were controversially denied a penalty against Serbia despite the referee having pointed to the spot - with a chat with his assistant leading him to reverse the decision. We created opportunities, played better - Serbia did not have great opportunities.
He said: "Honestly, I think the team played well".
Ronaldo will be fully aware that these are his final opportunities with the national side and he'll be desperate to appear at Euro 2020 and attempt to defend the trophy with his worldwide teammates. It appeared as though the Portugal captain may have picked up a hamstring injury but Ronaldo himself allayed those fears for Juventus fans after the game by stating that he would be back in action "in a week or two".
"The penalty was clear, if we have VAR in all other competitions why not here?"