Both campaigns ended with a UEFA Champions League title for Real, and Ronaldo played a key role in both trophies, scoring a combined total of 27 goals in Europe's premier competition over the two seasons.
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With a fifth Champions League crown secured, Ronaldo has set his sights on leading Portugal to more silverware in what will be his fourth World Cup.
Ronaldo and Portugal will take on Spain in their opening match on Friday.
"I hope his injury in the final in Kiev doesn't keep him out", Ronaldo told reporters on Monday, as quoted by KingFut. "I suppose if Spain wins he will be happy, but if Argentina wins he will be happy too".