Midfielders rule our list of top players from around the world this weekend, with one full-back sneaking in to the top five to break the hegemony.
The table-toppers in Germany, Italy and England all won to continue their fine seasons, thanks to some standout performances from certain talented individuals.
Meanwhile, Manchester United were upset by plucky Stoke courtesy of two goals from former Liverpool man Charlie Adam.
In South America, the season proper is not yet underway, but two of football's biggest rivals met in a typically feisty encounter in Mendoza.
Here are five of the best players from the weekend's action.