Two games without a goal is run of the mill for most footballers, but for Cristiano Ronaldo it constitutes a drought.
Barcelona maintained their perfect start to La Liga with a sixth straight win as Luis Suarez and two own goals secured a 3-0 win at Girona in a match laced with political tension.
Raheem Sterling shone for Manchester City and Romelu Lukaku delivered for Manchester United as the Manchester clubs maintained a tight grip on the Premier League title race
Ronaldo is the overwhelming favourite to win the award, having led Real Madrid to the La Liga title and a third Champions League success in four years last season.
Two-time champions and holders Atletico De Kolkata will take on runner-up Kerala Blasters in the opening match of the Indian Super League season 4 on November 17.
Diego Costa, 28, has been frozen out by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and spent the transfer window angling for a return to former club Atletico that never materialised.
India have been drawn in Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana.
Cristiano Ronaldo was recalled among three changes to the Madrid side from Sunday's 3-1 win at Real Sociedad as Zinedine Zidane named his strongest available side.
Manchester United, Chelsea and other big guns like Manchester City and Arsenal all advanced to the fourth round of the League Cup.
Lionel Messi added four more goals to his soaring early season tally as a much-changed Barcelona maintained their 100 percent start to La Liga by routing Eibar 6-1 on Tuesday.
Leicester's Shinji Okazaki sent Liverpool crashing out of the League Cup, while Tottenham edged past Barnsley to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.
Brazil's media on Monday dubbed the spat between Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Edinson Cavani over who should take a penalty kick during their victory against Lyon "a war of egos."
Wayne Rooney, 31, made no comment as he was confronted by a media scrum outside the court.
Gareth Bale had received stinging criticism from the Spanish press and Madrid fans for his underwhelming displays in Ronaldo's absence in recent weeks as Real dropped points at home to Valencia and Levante.
Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment scoring one and creating another as Manchester United beat Everton 4-0 to ruin Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return
Sergio Aguero's hat-trick inspired a 6-0 demolition of Watford.
Philippe Coutinho is set to start his first Liverpool game since trying to engineer a move to Barcelona when the Reds take on Burnley on Saturday, according to his coach Jurgen Klopp.
Kick-off in the Group H opener at the Emirates Stadium was put back until 9:05pm local time (2005 GMT) in the interests of "crowd safety" after problems caused by thousands of ticketless Cologne supporters arriving at the ground