In terms of shots per game and shots on target, two things stand out. The former University of Akron mastermind left the club on Friday, fueling speculation that he must be in talks to be the next USMNT coach.
There has always been a hierarchy at Real Madrid in which a clique of players expect their place on the basis of their standing in the squad.
The Portugal captain already has four children and four of the prestigious player gongs.
'We don't really have anyone who can decide games single-handedly, ' said Simeone recently.
"I feel sorry for him because he wants to be fit, to help the team, and he is the first one to be annoyed by it", said Zidane.
"Last season was exceptional". By contrast Isco has faced Atletico 23 times during his career and has managed just a single goal - albeit the one that ended the Rojiblancos' resistance in the Champions League semifinals last season.
He told L'Equipe this week that as well as wanting seven children he wants a few more Balons d'Or. As soon as one match finishes, the focus shifts to the next one. Only Sevilla, who have conceded 25 of his goals, have suffered more. Earlier he stated that Ronaldo is not afraid of PSG.
Reports today revealed that Modric, who was a key figure in Croatia's World Cup qualification campaign, had not trained in the past two days. As long as I play, I will win all I can win.
Ronaldo averaged more than a goal per 90 minutes for five straight seasons between 2010-11 and 2014-15 - moreover, the rates in the season preceding this stretch and the season succeeding it were very nearly a goal per 90. Both Geo and Alana are doing great! The Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday rhythm leaves little time for wallowing or contemplation.
Then there's Akron, where Porter barely lost and recruited a treasure trove of MLS SuperDraft picks en route to his national title.
The former Leicester star has been incredible since moving to the Premier League, and Poyet thinks the France international could walk into the Real Madrid and Barcelona starting XI's.
The prospect of an away match at San Mames will draw grimaces from the greying gentlemen who pore over the sports dailies in local bars.
"He's easily the best central midfielder in the world".
That perhaps means that Real Madrid's top scorer Marco Asensio comes in but there is a third option.
However, at the beginning of the ongoing month Real Madrid faced an unfortunate defeat against English team Tottenham Hotspur.