Goal.com cartoonist Omar Momani fears for the Real Madrid duo as it could be a while before the Fifa Ballon d'Or ends up at the Santiago Bernabeu again
The Argentina international thus followed in the footsteps of former France star Michel Platini to become only the second player in history to win the award three years in a row.
Two of the main personalities of the football world who weren't present at the ceremony at the Kongresshaus were Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, nominated for the Coach of the Year and Player of the Year awards respectively.
The duo opted not to attend as they prepare for Tuesday's Copa del Rey away match against Malaga.
Neither of the two won in their respective categories, but perhaps they will have better luck in the next few years ...
|At least they still have each other...