All has been relatively quiet in the world of Real Madrid football as some internationals remain abroad. However, some important figures have spoken out about our lovely club (and I might add that it's not all positive).
Johan Cruyff, a Barcelona legend of old, has decided to have a say about the not so pleasant things that surrounded last month's Super Cup clash between the two Spanish titans. And it really comes as no surprise that his comments were about Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho:
"I've never seen anything like it. The situation now is very unpleasant. The problem for me is most serious. The responsibility of Madrid in the world is very big and there are things that should not be allowed," Cruyff wrote in his column for El Periódico de Catalunya.
"There are millions of children worldwide who have seen a terrible example and Madrid is not taking care of anything. Since (Jorge) Valdano left, things have gotten much worse."
"Maybe Mourinho is very good person in private and a very good coach, but he shows the world he is something else. The club has an obligation to change this situation."
Thank you for those kind words Senor Cruyff, although they are rather reminiscent of other comments we've heard the past weeks.
"Who is the strongest player I have coached? I cannot pick one in particular, but Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have been fantastic."
Quotes aside, a few of Real Madrid's first team squad will be in action tonight. A Brazilian side featuring Marcelo will take on Ghana while a France U21 side featuring Raphael Varane will face a Portugal U21 team.
Tomorrow, more Madrid players will play for their international sides. Spain will face Liechtenstein, France will face Romania and Argentina will try to find their goal scoring form against Nigeria.