Varane: “They were my first goals of the season and I hope to get more”
“We have the ability to score from set-pieces and we have to keep doing it”, he said after finding the net twice.
The Brazilian also scored Madrid's fourth goal against Cornellá.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, Kroos, Ramos and James make the 23-man shortlist for the award which will be presented on 12 January in Zurich.
The Castilla forward came on in the 76th minute against Cornellá.
They will be looking for their 23rd straight win at home in the Euroleague against the Russians (9pm CET).
“This alliance will help us become even greater as well as carry out a series of decisive projects for the club's future”, stated Florentino Pérez.