As if Cristiano Ronaldo was not already hot favorite to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the best player of 2013, he went and broke the record for most goals in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night.
The Real Madrid star became the first player to score nine goals in the group stage as he netted in the 2-0 win against Copenhagen.
The Champions League decider between Galatasaray and Juventus started on Tuesday and finished on Wednesday, and there was a nasty sting in the tale for the Italians.
The encounter was suspended after 32 minutes on Tuesday after a snowstorm rendered the field unplayable. It was little better today, with the ball regularly getting held up in the quagmire.
The draw for the 2014 World Cup threw up nightmare groups for some teams, and fairly straight forward looking ones for others.
Hosts Brazil should have little trouble negotiating their way past Mexico and Croatia, who both had to qualify via the play-offs after an underwhelming qualifying campaign. Cameroon are the other team in Group A.
A rare occurrence at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, one-on-one with Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall, stops in the belief he is offside.
The flag stays down to everyone's surprise, Giroud attempts to retrieve the situation, but his belated shot is blocked and the chance is gone.
Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer feels that Franck Ribery is deserving of the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player in 2013.
But 'Der Kaiser' thinks that Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo will walk off with the goodies, come the ceremony on January 13.
Bayern Munich delivered a potentially crushing blow to Borussia Dortmund's hopes of winning the Bundesliga by beating their title rivals 3-0 at the Westfalenstadion.
To add insult to injury it was old boy Mario Gotze who began the rout, as he reacted to the jeers by coming off the bench to open the scoring.
The final four European places were decided on Tuesday night as Portugal, France, Greece and Croatia all booked their places at next year's World Cup.
Portugal's 3-2 win over Sweden and France's 3-0 defeat of Ukraine were equally pulsating as both teams turned on the style to book their places in Brazil.
There have been reports this weekend that Manchester United are ready to offer Javier Hernandez an extension to his current deal.
The Red Devils are reportedly willing to increase Chicharito's wages to £60,000 a week, even though he still has two years remaining on his contract.
Legendary Real Madrid striker Raul still holds the record for highest Champions League scorer, but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are closing in on him at some rate of knots.
Raul netted 71 goals after the Champions League's inception in 1992, but Messi has now scored 65 and Ronaldo 58. Ronaldo has already beaten Messi's 2012 record for Champions League goals in a calendar year as he scored his 14th of 2013 in Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Juventus.
Messi holds a seven-goal advantage over Ronaldo and expect him to be the first to surpass Raul. The question must now be whether he can do it this season. He has seven to get and possibly nine games remaining in which to score them.
Two goals and a couple of assists against Sevilla last Wednesday, two more assists in the weekend win against Rayo Vallecano, and another clinical finish against Juventus in Italy on Tuesday night.
There were some critics who were all too quick to judge Bale after a couple of indifferent performances and some niggling injuries following his move from Tottenham.
Just the other day in the office a colleague of mine said he had been 'crap' in Spain. The guy had only seen one Real Madrid game this season, but because of the media criticism, had clearly made his mind up that Bale had flopped already.
Just goes to show how a few hasty conclusions in the press can quickly spread uninformed opinion.