Real Madrid face a huge fight to win La Liga for a second year in a row after an insipid display against local rivals Atletico this evening.
Ronaldo again drew a blank with the 32-year-old unable to add to his solitary league goal so far this season.
It means that they now sit 10 points behind Barcelona at the summit and, with Ernesto Valverde’s side flourishing, a rise to take the title appears unlikely.
And Spanish website Don Balon claims a furious Ronaldo ripped into his team-mates as the final whistle.
Real Madrid were poor in all departments at the Wanda Metropoliticano stadium.
Things could have been even worse had Atletico star Yannick Carrasco not had a shot cleared off the line by a stretching Raphael Varane.
And Don Balon say Ronaldo’s rage reached fever point at the final whistle.
It is said he questioned the commitment of Real players and told them they will not win silverware if they continue to falter.
However, despite their latest setback, Real star Dani Carvajal thinks Barcelona CAN be caught.
“It’s a considerable distance to Barcelona,” the right-back said after the match.
“But the team has given everything and if we continue to do so, playing to our maximum every week, then we can cut that distance.”