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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admitted there's room for improvement following his side's 3-0 La Liga win against Eibar on Sunday.

A second successive honor for the 32-year-old Ronaldo was expected after a season in which the Portuguese eclipsed his award counterparts in the medal stakes.

The Frenchman received a better reception than he is used to as the Santiago Bernabeu showed solidarity with coach Zidane who had defended the player on Saturday against the suggestion from Gary Lineker on social media that he might be a 'tad over-rated'.

"Cristiano is the best player of his generation".

The defending champions threatened early on in the encounter with Isco forcing Marko Dmitrovic into a smart save after just two minutes.

"All his prizes are deserved and [Monday's ceremony] will be no different - he always strives to show he is the best, and he is".

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud won the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year.

Diario Gol understands that Manchester United are closely monitoring the situation with Asensio set to look for a transfer next summer if he isn't guaranteed a major role in the side.

"Real" beat "Eibar" in five of the six full-time fights.

The 39-year-old Buffon won a sixth consecutive Serie A title last season. And they combined to round off the scoring as Marcelo drilled the Frenchman's pass into the bottom corner eight minutes from time. "After the weeks he has had we decided to leave him on the bench".

Casemiro - who had been booked in the first half - was fortunate not to pick up a second yellow card and concede a penalty moments later, as he scythed down Inui in the area.

Zidane said: "I would like to thank all the players who made this possible".

Zidane himself is also shortlisted for The Best FIFA's men's coach award, alongside Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

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