December is here. And while for some that means hibernation, for others it signals the start of a frenetic period across the European soccer scene. The Champions League is heading into the final matchday of the group stage this coming week, we just had the first round of mid-week fixtures in the English Premier League, and domestic cup action is starting to heat up.

This week in England, we saw Chelsea lash Tottenham 3-0 at the Bridge, while Steven N’Zonzi’s cracking goal at Old Trafford wasn’t enough to earn Stoke City a point.

In Spain, Real Madrid looked their typical world-beater selves, while Sevilla’s Iago Aspas had a night to remember against Sabadel in the Copa del Rey.

There are several fresh faces among the stars in this week’s countdown, with more than one sensational goal coming from the Polish Elekstraska.

From James Rodriguez and Chicharito’s one-two punch at the Bernabeu to Ayanda Patosi’s Belgian blast, check out The Best Golazos and Skill Moves of the Week.