31 years old, has won mostly everything there is to win, has been called the best striker in the world at some stage in his career; I don't blame him for putting his feet up and collecting as much money as possible now.
I guess he could have gone to England and add the Premier League to his collection, but with La Liga and Serie A already claimed it isn't a big deal.
Only real hope you have is if Madrid lose to both you and Dortmund in the next 3 games but even then you'd have to beat Dortmund away which is highly unlikely to happen based on the first 3 games in Europe. That or hope Ajax cause some upsets.
This is actually me fear. If Madrid lose to City and Dortmund again, Dortmund will rest players against City, same thing happened last year for City against Bayern.