Cristiano Ronaldo berated his teammates during an expletive-laden locker room rant captured in a new documentary

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Cristiano Ronaldo berated his teammates during an expletive-laden locker room rant captured in a new documentary
Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Juventus FC.Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images
  • A new documentary captured the moment Cristiano Ronaldo berated his teammates at half time during a game.
  • Annoyed that his team was losing, Ronaldo yelled "what the fuck," and said they "played shit."

A newly released documentary has shed light on the ultra competitive nature of soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo, with one clip showing the star bellowing at his Juventus teammates during half time in a match they were losing.

Playing in the second leg of a Champions League last 16 match in March 2021, Ronaldo's Juventus was trailing 1-0 to Portuguese side Porto at the break.

In the dressing room, Ronaldo, who is known for his obsession with winning and being the best, made very clear just how unhappy he was with his fellow stars and their efforts in the first 45 minutes.

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"We have to work harder. What the fuck! We didn't play at all! Nothing!" — Ronaldo is seen screaming in Spanish in the clip from the "All or Nothing: Juventus" documentary released this week on Amazon Prime.

Ronaldo's teammate, Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado, attempts to calm him down, saying: "Don't worry."

The Portuguese star, visibly upset, then shouts back. "We played shit, always!" — he yells.

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Cuadrado, jabbing his finger towards Ronaldo and seemingly becoming annoyed, then tells him that as a senior player he should be an "example for everyone."

"I'm included too. We have to tell each other the truth. We played shit," Ronaldo said in reply. "This is a Champions League match, we need to have personality."

Cristiano Ronaldo berated his teammates during an expletive-laden locker room rant captured in a new documentary
Ronaldo had to be calmed down by his then-manager Andrea Pirlo.Getty/Paolo Bruno

The heated exchange was then settled by Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo, who stepped in by saying: "That's enough, let's go. That's enough, Cri. That's enough, Juan."

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"We have to be calm and patient. We will continue in this spirit, but without arguing, with the posture of someone who wants to win."

Ronaldo's anger seemed to work on the night.

Juventus bounced back after half time, scoring three goals to win the match 3-2 on the night. The two-legged tie, however, finished 4-4, with Juventus eliminated from the competition via the away goals rule.

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It would prove to be Ronaldo's last Champions League game for Juventus. He returned to Manchester United in the summer. Porto was knocked out in the quarterfinal, losing 2-1 on aggregate to eventual winner Chelsea.

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