On paper, it was a reasonable month, but in context, it wasn't nearly enough.
For Real Madrid, February was the month in which their title challenge in La Liga fell apart. After a strong but gentle January, Zinedine Zidane's men made a positive start to February with victories over Granada, Athletic Bilbao and Roma—the latter giving them a strong position in their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie—but a stalemate with Malaga and a defeat to Atletico Madrid to end the month essentially ended their domestic campaign.
After a stuttering finish to 2015, Madrid had left themselves no margin for error in 2016; in the second half of this season, they had to be flawless. They haven't been; a less-than-perfect February has paved the way for the season's final months to be tumultuous and volcanic.
But before that unfolds, here we look at Real Madrid's best five players across the last month.