Manchester City and Liverpool account for 17 of the 55 players on the FIFA TOTY shortlist. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo made the cut.
Roberto Soldado quickly became aware of fellow striker Harry Kane's talent when the pair were working together at Tottenham.
Kylian Mbappe continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, something defender Dani Carvajal would certainly want to encourage.
Real Madrid possibly lie in wait for Juventus in the Champions League last 16 but Cristiano Ronaldo would rather avoid his old club for now.
Vinicius Junior cited the example of Raheem Sterling at Manchester City as to why he can become a success during his time with Real Madrid.
For the first time in Champions League history, only teams from Europe's top five leagues made it through to the knockout stage.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane aimed a light-hearted jibe in Liverpool's direction and conceded Luka Jovic needs more playing time.
Rodrygo Goes, Vinicius Junior and Luka Modric all scored as Real Madrid edged past Club Brugge on Wednesday.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi believes LaLiga has become more competitive despite his side and Real Madrid occupying the top two spots.
FIFA Ultimate Team's latest Team of the Week has Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Sadio Mane, Marco Reus and Memphis Depay in it.