Many would circle Benzema, Modric and Courtois as Madrid's most important players this season, the trio delivering in the biggest games and most definitive moments, all of them fundamental to Madrid dominating La Liga and now booking a meeting with Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Real Madrid will win La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday if they avoid defeat against Espanyol as Carlo Ancelotti's side look to secure the Spanish title before facing Manchester City in the Champions League next week
Luka Modric orchestrated stirring Real Madrid comebacks against PSG and Chelsea, now the 36-year-old has Manchester City and another Champions League final in his sights.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea, Champions League: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric showcased why is he regarded as one of the best passers in the game when he delivered a sublime assist to Rodrygo in their quarter-final second leg clash vs Chelsea.
Champions League: Karim Benzema grabbed the winner for Real Madrid in extra time, after Chelsea managed to come back from a two-goal first leg deficit at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Champions League, Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Real Madrid skipper Karim Benzema led from the front and scored a spectacular hat-trick against Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Stamford Bridge stadium on Thursday.
Defending champions Chelsea face Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie at Stamford Bridge in London on Thursday.
La Liga: Real Madrid currently top the points table, 10 points ahead of Sevilla and 15 ahead of Barcelona, who have played a game less
Such is the optimism around Barcelona that Xavi was even asked on Wednesday if they could yet win the title, although for Real Madrid to spurn a 15-point advantage with 11 games to go, 12 in Barca's case, seems unthinkable.
Karim Benzema said Real Madrid showed they are still "alive" by completing a thrilling comeback to defeat Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday and reach the Champions League quarter-finals