Loses to Barcelona and Villarreal either side of the mid-season break contributed to leaving Madrid fourth and 19 points off the pace in the title race, and further woes awaited when Adrian Lopez capitalised on slack defending to net a 23rd-minute opener.
It is the fact the promise made to him hasn't been maintained.
It has helped him get new contracts in the past but what's different now is that Madrid have no intention of paying him the 50m euros-per-year salary he is demanding.
Even if right now it is hard to consider the effects of the presence of his wife, it is important to remember that in Madrid's locker room cohabit a lot of important and famous players, whom have wives as famous as them.
Victory was particularly welcome following LaLiga losses at the Santiago Bernabeu against Barcelona and Villarreal, not to mention Copa del Rey struggles versus Numancia and Leganes.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? It is that broken contract and not the money that apparently bothers Ronaldo the most.
After the forward pass from Marcelo, Ronaldo fell and demanded a penalty from the referee when the ball came to Bale.
Madrid kept their momentum rumbling on and were rewarded three minutes before half-time.
The Bundesliga outfit have an ageing squad and will soon need to replace long-time wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.
Kroos trotted over to the left flank to take the resulting corner when Bale rose unchallenged to muscularly power home the header.
Los Blancos are also reportedly keen to appoint one of Joachim Low or Antonio Conte.
And Ronaldo had time to grab a second as he headed home Lucas Vazquez's cross - but he took a boot in the face from Fabian Schaer and was left covered in blood.
The famous BBC (Bale, Benzema, Cristiano) trio were lining up together for the first time in 273 days.
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