In this 2018-19 LaLiga campaign, nothing is following the trends of recent years. Barcelona, Madrid and Atletico are far from their best, the 'pichichi' is Girona's and Athletic Bilbao are in decline. Everything is far from normal.
Ask someone to take a guess at who is the current top scorer in LaLiga and no doubt a host of household names will immediately come rolling off the tongue. However, it is none other than little-heralded former Middlesbrough man Cristhian Stuani who currently holds the title of the Spanish top flight's top goal-getter.
Luis Suarez and Cristhian Stuani, strikers for Barcelona and Girona respectively, share an unusual record in Spain's top division. Both players have scored their team's first goal in 12 games this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 50th professional hat-trick fired Real Madrid to a 6-3 victory over a battling Girona side at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristhian Stuani's brace unable to inspire the Catalans to a shock win.