It has been an almost perfect opening to the season for the Bavarian side and a number of key statistics show just how dominant Pep Guardiola's team has been so far this campaign.
Friday, November 20, 2015
The Brazilian had a shaky start at Barcelona but now is in sparkling form, while the Welshman has gone backward since a successful debut season for Real Madrid, writes Ben Hayward.
The Chilean rarely says much for the press to get its teeth into, and has even been written off as tactically inflexible, but recently he has been a changed man, writes Sam Lee.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The season has been almost perfect for the Bavarians so far but disappointing results against Eintracht Frankfurt and Arsenal have blotted the copybook.
The Bianconeri have recovered from a poor start and are now targeting five straight Serie A wins before Christmas to propel themselves back into contention, writes Mark Doyle.
Keylor Navas has been brilliant for Los Blancos in 2015-16, but Gareth Bale has drawn criticism for some indifferent form in his third season in Spain, writes Ben Hayward.
It has been a far from lightning start for the Red Devils, but Louis van Gaal will be reasonably happy with his side's progress, writes Kris Voakes.
Two unpredictable twists have left Les Bleus reeling, but they will come out stronger for the experience, as they prepare to take part in next summer's Euro 2016, says Loic Tanzi.
Louis van Gaal's side sits two points behind Premier League leader Manchester City, but a lack of attacking verve should be cause for concern, writes Kris Voakes.
Voting for the prize closes the day before Real Madrid and Barcelona meet at the Bernabeu on Saturday, so the fixture will have no bearing on the award, writes Ben Hayward.
Goal talks to former Parma duo Nevio Scala and Alessandro Melli about Nov. 19, 1995, the date on which Gianluigi Buffon took his first step on the path to greatness.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
With the first two matches of the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup qualification in the books, Goal's Jon Arnold provides five thoughts on teams around the region.
Manuel Pellegrini's men are favorites for the Premier League title and have also shown that they have what it takes to play intelligently on the European stage - can it last?
The Frenchman picked up a knock to his left foot during the international clash with England, leaving Louis van Gaal fearing a potential spell on the sidelines for his star man.
The Argentine star is stepping up his fitness ahead of the Clasico and has begun working with a ball in training again, but his presence has not been confirmed.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Sweden star's best years may be behind him but he is still capable of moments of brilliance - such as his stunning free-kick against Denmark - that make him a treat to watch.
The young midfielder was stunning in his substitute role in El Tri's 2-0 win over Honduras, showing he should be a regular starter for his team, writes Jon Arnold.
The U.S. national team has enjoyed considerable success against Trinidad and Tobago through the years, but its latest trip could offer the toughest challenge.
After a beautiful display in Friday's friendly, Anthony Martial will do his best Tuesday to help France turn the page from the weekend terrorist attacks, writes Kris Voakes.
Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca has made an impressive start to his time in charge of la Blanquirroja and is hoping to end a dismal run of away form Tuesday.