La Liga and Serie A's winter breaks give clubs a chance to work on their fitness and take stock of the campaign so far. Real Madrid and AC Milan face each other as 2014 comes to a close, and Nicholas Rigg (Madrid) and Sumeet Paul (Milan) preview the action in Dubai.
What shape is the team in ahead of this friendly?
Nicholas Rigg: The shape of world champions. Although plenty doubt the credibility of the FIFA Club World Cup, few can dispute Madrid as the best club side on the planet currently.