Lyon boss Rudi Garcia hailed his players after their Champions League shock at Juventus.
Leading 1-0 from February's first leg, the French side were handed a soft early penalty which Memphis Depay converted in style.
That left Juve needing to score three times to progress and Ronaldo got one back from the penalty spot.
He then thundered in his 130th Champions League goal but Lyon held on.
Lyon boss Rudi Garcia, said: "We came up against an opponent who has an extraterrestrial in its squad," of five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo.
"This is the victory of a group. We wanted to be in the final eight in Lisbon, we are there.
"We'll still be outsiders and that suits us very well."