Real Madrid 3-2 Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane Cristiano Ronaldo

GETTY Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to come good this season

Real went into the game knowing they couldn't top Champions League Group H but appeared set to make a real statement regardless with two early goals.

Borja Mayoral opened the scoring for Real and Cristiano Ronaldo doubled the lead five minutes later.

It's a nice goal and the record is important, too.

"Hopefully he'll get another Ballon d'Or so let's hope he wins it. Everything related to Cristiano winning Ballons d'Or mean the team is doing very well". They should have had the nous to chaperone Dortmund out of the match and claim a more comfortable victory.

He wrote alongside the image: "Flying in style!" "His presence and desire to score is so great".

Aubameyang has spoken openly of his desire to play for Madrid one day and did his case of a dream move no harm with two classy finishes either side of half-time. Apart from the two goals - neither of which he could realistically have saved - he had one other shot-on-target to deal with.

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.

"Our aim is to win the Champions League". Sergio Aguero pulled one back from the spot in the last stages of the game.

"He won't be there Saturday that is for sure".

The man who came to maturity under the watchful eye of ex-Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson clinched his fourth Ballon d'Or after an unforgettable season, first spearheading Real to the Champions League title before also leading his homeland to Euro 2016 glory in Paris.

He was lethal in counter-attacks and deserved his brace.

That goal meant that Ronaldo has scored in every single group game of the 2017-18 campaign, with a total of nine strikes so far. Marcel Schmelzer caught Vazquez and Varane's replacement Marco Asensio idle near Kovacic's loose pass and the left-back whipped a brilliant delivery into the box that Aubameyang headed beyond Navas. He may be forced to play at centre-half against Sevilla.

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