Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the FIFA Best Player Of the Year, AGAIN! The Portuguese superstar has beaten the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. to FIFA’s most prestigious award this year. Wonder why?
5. Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich (12-04-2017)
But to everybody’s surprise, the winger bounced back and inspired the team to a victory scoring 2 vital goals; sealing an important away win in Munich.
4. Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich (18-04-2017)
A week after Ronaldo inspired Real Madrid to a crucial away victory against Bayern Munich; the German Champions, more determined, traveled to Spain for the second-leg of the tie. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring from a penalty kick to make the game 0-1. And despite Ronaldo’s equalizer, Bayern forced the game into the extra time Thanks to Ramos’ own goal.
In the extra time, the Portuguese icon was decisive again and added two more goals; an impressive hat-trick which fired the Spanish giants into the semi-final.
3. Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid (02-05-2017)
Real Madrid made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2017 and the credit goes to Cristiano Ronaldo. Once into the semi-final, they were once again tied with their city rivals, Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo was there again to aid his team by scoring an impressive hat-trick to settle the tie.
2. Real Madrid vs Malaga (21-05-2017)
Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero for Real Madrid on the way to their first La Liga title in 5 years. There was intense competition from Barcelona towards the end of the season which meant that there was no room for slip-ups.
However, it took Cristiano Ronaldo just 2 minutes to put Real Madrid ahead with a vital goal at the La Rosaleda stadium. Karim Benzema’s goal later in the match ensured that Real Madrid was crowned Champions.
1. Juventus vs Real Madrid (03-06-2017)
Buffon did a wonderful job to inspire Juventus to the final of the UEFA Champions League. But unfortunately, he had to face a Real Madrid side that had become a juggernaut of sorts led by the prolific Cristiano Ronaldo.
In Cardiff, it took only 20 minutes for the Portuguese to put his team ahead in the encounter, which Mario Mandzukic equalized to secure a half-time draw. In the second half and Ronaldo scored another important goal to seal the deal after Casemiro had put the team ahead in the 61st minute.
Another goal from Marco Asensio in the 90th minute put the match to bed, as Ronaldo led Real Madrid to win back-to-back the Champions League.