Zinedine Zidane doesn't seem that impressed by Vinicius, but he should not ignore the fans on this one. Last term, he was among the very few things that got them off their seats.
The Real Madrid youngster finds himself entering his second season after his first campaign in Europe could be defined with a 'Napoleon hat' graph.
Gareth Bale has done himself little favours with his comments claiming that top players are treated like robots.
What began with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo without any replacement, ended with a 12th league defeat for a team that was out of the race for any competition long ago.
As the final whistle blew at Cornellà, a throng of Espanyol fans invaded the pitch in the kind of choreographed jubilation not seen all season.