We've looked back and come up with the year's 10 best individual performers, placing emphasis on individual excellence and consistency, rather than trophies won. Teams win trophies, not individuals.
Leo Messi ended the clásico in a state of undress again but it was Real Madrid who had been stripped bare.
Pessimism was pushed aside on the night that Barcelona returned to the Champions League and took revenge on the team that dumped them out of the competition last year.
I mean, I guess it could work but we reckon Wenger still likes the look of Yaya Sanogo...
Leo Messi's two goals in Barcelona's win over Eibar have put the Argentine ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for Europe's Golden Shoe.