Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa, Lionel Messi.
Play with the order, but there are the top three players in La Liga this season—all three of them supported by able footballers.
Not everyone will agree on that, though.
So what's going on outside the most exciting title race in Spain in recent years?
The following slides look at the five most impressive players in the Primera Division outside of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona this season—the only rule is that no club can feature more than once.