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Five things Ronaldo needs to win the Ballon d’Or next year

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Champions League glory a must

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MILAN, ITALY – MAY 28: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid lifts the Champions League trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

If there is one thing that can get Ronaldo back on top then it’s reclaiming his throne in the Champions League.

It’s clear that the 34-year-old has unfinished business in the tournament after failing to deliver at the first time of asking for Juventus last season. 

Despite leading one of the greatest comebacks in history against Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo couldn’t get Juventus past a young Ajax team in the quarter-final stage of the competition.

Therefore, European glory is a must for the Portuguese star this season.

He can also take inspiration from the Virgil van Dijk, who literally became a Ballon d’Or favourite through his Champions League performances.