The Portuguese allowed his team-mate - and the world's most expensive player - to take a set piece against Sevilla, which he duly scored from
The Welshman had put the capital club into a 13th-mintue lead, collecting a Karim Benzema pass before curling into the top corner beyond goalkeeper Beto from the edge of the area.
Ronaldo then stood aside to let the world's most expensive footballer - bought by the Blancos for €100 million in the summer - give Carlo Ancelotti's men a 2-0 cushion from a dead ball situation on 27 minutes, via a deflection in the wall.
However, the Portuguese winger would not be as generous with sharing responsibilities for a second time, though, as the No.7 smashed home the Blancos' third from the penalty spot, denying Bale the opportunity to bag his first hat-trick since joining the club.
The former Tottenham player also had a hand in the fourth, which put Madrid 4-2 up, cutting in a ball from the right flank for Benzema to finish.