Ronaldo had several other chances to score a second goal and had a strike disallowed for offside near the end of the game.
Now, further evidence has fans convinced that Ronaldo is a shoo-in for the award after images of a limited edition pair of CR7 boots have been leaked online.
And he is surely to make a new slice of history off the pitch too by taking his fifth crown - matching the tally of arch rival Lionel Messi. The ceremony gets underway in Paris, with the winner expected to be confirmed later this evening.
DF Sergio Ramos, 6 - Unmasked, in more ways than one.
"He is great player and with his speed he is always a dangerous player", said Dortmund boss Peter Bosz.
That season purists pointed to the achievements of Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, winner of the Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup and indeed a World Cup finalist with the Netherlands.
Following on from the previous positive point, Madrid applied the brakes after 25 minutes and unravelled, granting the visitors the opportunity to gain a foothold in the match.
DF Raphael Varane, 7 - A characteristically assured performance until he fell to the floor, with nobody around him, and left the pitch after 37 minutes. That agreement ended in 2016, however, with the governing body reintroducing its own accolade once again - 'The Best' Fifa Men's Player. "We need to show that we can compete at this level and we did that in both halves". Do you think Real Madrid will go back-to-back?
FW Cristiano Ronaldo, 8 - Roman Burki was rooted to the spot as the No. 7's record-breaking shot curled into the top corner.
While Ronaldo has starred in Europe, the 32-year-old has struggled domestically, only managing two goals in 10 LaLiga appearances for the defending champions. I'm here because I asked to be here.
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