Real Madrid: 5 candidates for Player of the Year
As Real Madrid continue to fight for a third successive Champions League title, RealSport assess five candidates for Player of the Year.
For Real Madrid, La Liga is now little more than a distraction. They have trailed Barcelona at the top since the early weeks of the season and have turned their attention to securing yet another Champions League title.
Sunday’s 2-1 win over Malaga felt suitably uneventful after the drama of last week’s Champions League quarterfinal win over Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo is unsurprisingly one of the main contenders for Real Madrid’s Player of the Year, and he scored a late penalty to take his side into the last four, amid the overly aggressive protestations of Gianluigi Buffon.
Ronaldo is, however, not the only player whose performances have been worthy of plaudits this season.