It’s all clicking into place. Not long after Barcelona’s midfielder Alexia Putellas became the first Spaniard to win the Ballon D’Or Féminin, Kosovare Asllani’s resumption at Real Madrid following a lengthy knee injury means both sides are looking imperious.

Barcelona and Putellas sit comfortably atop their domestic first division, with Real Sociedad trailing in second place. Real, despite its mid-table standing, will play in the next stage of the Champions League. The return of Swedish striker Asllani gives it another gear as the midpoint of the season approaches. Read More