Group D leaders Juventus have already qualified for the knockout stages with two games to spare and a win on Tuesday would ensure they win the group.
"In the first half Paulo was often playing far away from the goal, Cristiano was not playing in the centre and therefore we were never occupying the central spaces".
"The first thing that a coach says in that situation is: 'What the f*ck are you shooting from over there?' And therefore what he did was extraordinary".
Ronaldo, troubled recently by a knee problem, had a quiet game, avoided taking any free kicks and hurt himself when he kicked the corner flag trying to keep the ball in play, but did not appear to suffer an injury.
The 1-0 win over Atletico guaranteed Juventus finished top of group D and a supposedly easier time in the next round of the competition.
The Portuguese forward has taken ten free-kicks this season but was unable to find the net on any occasion, while Dybala has scored one in his second attempt. "We have always fought well, we need patience and work".
Ronaldo had another injury scare in the first half, grimacing in pain and limping after colliding with the corner flag, but he played on. Since he joined Juventus in 2018, Dybala tops the leaderboard in the Champions League goals department with eight, compared with Ronaldo's seven.
Ronaldo threatened after an hour, racing towards goal only to shoot wide.
Also, Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt made a well-timed tackle to deny Angel Correa a clear shot on goal.