So, as half time approached, Ronaldo came up with a moment of magic.
After some nice interplay with strike partner Zamorano, the Brazilian found enough space to poke the ball between two Spartak defenders before expertly rounding the keeper to finish in the open net.
The goal swung the tie once again and with Spartak having to push hard for another in the second half, it would of course be Ronaldo on hand to punish them.
With Inter content to sit and resist the waves of Spartak attack, Ronaldo managed to make himself a constant outlet. And, after coming close a number of times, he pounced on a defensive error to score his second just 15 minutes from time and seal the tie and left his grateful manager, Luigi Simoni, announcing that "Ronaldo has proved he is the best player in the world".