Is this finally the year Cristiano Ronaldo wins his second Ballon d'Or award?
For years, the Real Madrid man has been frustrated about missing out on the Ballon d'Or to Barcelona's Lionel Messi. However, this year Ronaldo may have it on a plate.
Messi's form of late has slipped drastically and just to make things worse for Barcelona, he is now injured for two months. This will mean that Pedro, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez or Cesc Fabregas will have massive boots to fill for a couple months.
It is the completely opposite story at Real Madrid. Gareth Bale's arrival has, if anything, made Ronaldo better and the Portuguese star has been averaging two goals per game.
Real Madrid were after a striker or two in January to replace Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema (if he goes) - and Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski are supposedly top of that list. But with Ronaldo's scoring form, could Real Madrid be in the hunt for an attacking midfield player to replace Mesut Ozil?
The Madrid man has already scored 24 goals this season in La Liga and the Champions League, to make it 62 since the start of 2013. His 19th hat-trick in La Liga saw Ronaldo reach 225 goals in 216 games in Spain - a stunning figure.
With Higuain gone, Madrid fans were fretting as to how they are going to get the goals to keep up with Barca but Ronaldo is surely putting aside these doubts and is also getting help from Bale, Isco and Angel Di Maria.
Frank Ribery has also been tipped to win the award due to his phenomenal performances at Bayern Munich, but is very unlikely to receive the prestigious accolade.
Miracles do happen in football, but Ronaldo could and should receive the award he has been working tirelessly towards winning for the second time.
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