07 Diciembre, 2017
With nothing to play for in the final group game, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane rested some regular starters, including Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Marcelo.
The Portuguese superstar was already the leading scorer in this year's Champions League campaign with eight goals, but he has extended his lead further thanks to his exploits on Wednesday.
But four minutes later it was Ronaldo who took centre stage, the 32-year-old claiming yet another record with a display of exquisite technique.
Of course, if the floodgates open against Dortmund, he could still match or better that record.
It's a nice goal and the record is important, too.
Ronaldo celebrates putting Real Madrid 2-0 up against Borussia Dortmund
Some supporters round out their own top five with Paris Saint-Germain's gifted Brazilian forward Neymar, the veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and the prolific England centre-forward Harry Kane all in the list. The award has been running since 1956 making it one of the most prestigious individual accolades out there.
Portugal made a breakthrough on the international stage with a first major trophy when the side captained by Ronaldo won Euro 2016.
Vazquez' winner came with a low shot from just outside the area after being set up by Theo Hernandez with a header.
"And we'll be fully confident to go on and beat anyone and I'd like to think now we're a team to fear". Subs: Marco Asensio (for Varane, 38) 5, Dani Ceballos (for Kovacic, 57) 5, Marcos Llorente (for Isco, 69) 5.
FW Borja Mayoral, 6 - He displayed fox-in-the-box instincts to score the first goal. He had 22 touches of the ball, less than any of his teammates, including the 'keeper Navas (26).
Mayoral wasted no time in rewarding Zidane's faith, dinking Isco's flick-on - which he may have intended to control for himself - over the onrushing Roman Burki to convert his first opportunity. He may be forced to play at centre-half against Sevilla.