Real Madrid and Portugal's forward and winner of The Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016 Award Cristiano Ronaldo smiles as he leaves by car following The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 ceremony, on Jan. 9, 2017 in Zurich. / AFP / MICHAEL BUHOLZER
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Madrid made light of Ronaldo's absence in the first leg as a double from James Rodriguez and Raphael Varane's header maintained Real's relentless form.The decision to rest Ronaldo once more has been made with one eye on a second trip to the Pizjuan in four days to come in La Liga on Sunday.Sevilla are Real's closest challengers in the league as they sit a point ahead of Barcelona in second, four off Madrid, who also have a game in hand.Zidane has also rested Luka Modric, whilst Isco and Rodriguez miss out through injury.
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