Madrid's blistering start continued as Ronaldo curled home his landmark effort one day before finding out if he will match Lionel Messi's record of five Ballons d'Or, though Dortmund halved the deficit when Aubameyang punished the defending champions for over-playing at the back.
The Dortmund manager Peter Bosz will have to go without few star players. They're one if the best sides in the world and it won't be easy to get the better of them. And just like it happened in their prior meeting during the current group stage, we could see both sides scoring once again.
Despite progressing in the Champions League and Copa del Rey, some of their performances have been criticised. However, only Madrid will be moving onto the round of 16.
That leaves Ronaldo and Benzema jostling for the same spaces and prevents the Frenchman from drifting to the flanks, where he is such a menace to opposition defences. However, with one last group play match left, Los Blancos look to end this round with a win.
In Liverpool's Group E, Spartak Moscow ended their group stage run with a disastrous 7-0 defeat at Anfield. The reigning Champions League champs take on Borussia Dortmund. A nervy night for the Germans lies in store.
"We have a team to keep dreaming with a wonderful trainer in Zinedine Zidane who has achieved everything with Real Madrid, the team of his life".
To their credit, Madrid did not sulk, but gradually turned up the pressure - thanks in part to some attacking substitutions - until Dortmund were pinned inside their own half, and eventually, on 80 minutes, Lucas Vasquez forced home the winner.