The Portuguese striker already boasts the most goals scored in the knockout stages of the Champions League with 65, far ahead of Lionel Messi in second place on 41 goals.
At 35 years of age, Juventus’ No.7 has been on top form, scoring 10 goals in Serie A following the restart.
However, Ronaldo was left with a bitter taste in his mouth after Ciro Immobile ran away with the Golden Boot award with four more goals than the Portuguese.
To add insult to injury, Paulo Dybala was crowned player of the season in Italy.
However, Ronaldo knows that the best way to counteract these minor issues will be a sixth Champions League title, a feat that would bring him level with Real Madrid legend Paco Gento.
The first thing that Juventus have to do is comeback from the 1-0 deficit that Lyon bring into Friday’s game, thanks to a goal from Lucas Tousart, who has since moved to Hertha Berlin.
Lyon have hurt Ronaldo before, as they were the last club to deny him access to the quarter-finals nine years ago when Real Madrid failed to come back from a 1-0 deficit.
The memory that will be fresher in Ronaldo’s mind, however, will be the hat-trick he scored at this stage last season against Atletico Madrid after his team were trailing 2-0.
His coach Maurizio Sarri has backed the Portuguese striker to perform in tonight’s match.
“He has played a lot of matches in a short period of time, but he has had a few days off to relax and now he is training with intensity and power” said Sarri.
When the ball gets rolling in Turin this Friday evening, the Juventus fans watching on from home will hope that this intensity and power can keep their dreams of finally lifting another European Cup alive.