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 By Shaka Hislop

Power Rankings: Barcelona top, Liverpool climb; Juventus, Man City drop

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Barcelona edge Liverpool for the pole position.
The FC panel wax lyrical about Lionel Messi's latest performance and say he no longer places any stock in individual awards such as the Ballon d'Or.
The FC panel assess if Manchester City deserve to be ahead of Barcelona and Juventus as the oddsmakers' favourites to win the Champions League.

All change! After last week's top two suffered shock defeats, the latest countdown has a new leader.

Dropping out: Napoli, Ajax.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know, and watch Shaka defend his picks on ESPN FC TV.

What's it like to face Luka Modric, No. 1 central midfielder in FC 100?

It has been an unforgettable 2018 for Luka Modric. Champions League winner, World Cup finalist and the man who finally ended the decadelong stranglehold of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the Ballon d'Or.

It could have been better, of course. With every individual award -- Modric also won the Golden Ball as the best player at the World Cup, and was voted as the No. 1 central midfielder in the ESPN FC 100 -- the 33-year-old has insisted that he would swap them all for a World Cup winners'...


Copa Libertadores hero Juan Quintero tops Player Power Rankings ahead of Salah

Check out all the action from around Europe this weekend, from Lucas Torreira's overhead kick for Arsenal to Lionel Messi's heroics for Barcelona.

If you score the winner in the biggest rivalry in world football to lift a continental trophy, you're likely to finish top of Player Power Rankings. Our global editors pick their top 10 performers from the weekend.

Also receiving votes: Josef Martinez (Atlanta United), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach).

Let us know what you think of the countdown by commenting below or on Twitter using #ESPNFCrankings.

Harry Kane's rise to No. 1 in FC 100 a testament to his peerless versatility

It started with a twist. Harry Kane, who last week was voted the world's best striker in the 2018 FC 100, drifted away from Nemanja Matic on the edge of the penalty area and rolled the ball beyond the reach of Thibaut Courtois. In one seamless sequence, he eluded both an elite defensive midfielder and the man who was then arguably the world's leading goalkeeper, scoring Tottenham's fourth goal in an eventual 5-3 victory over Chelsea.

But Kane had done much more than that. On that evening, New...

 By Shaka Hislop

Power Rankings: Juventus, Man City, Barcelona 1-2-3; Liverpool, Arsenal in

Giorgio Chiellini talked up the rivalry between Juventus and Inter Milan, insisting there's more than just three points at stake.
Sebastian Salazar and Alejandro Moreno debate whether or not Juventus has assembled enough talent to live up to lofty expectations this season.

The top three stay the same this week, but there's movement down below. Liverpool make their return to the top 10, as do Arsenal.

Dropping out: Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham, Sevilla.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know, and watch Shaka defend his picks on ESPN FC TV.

Neymar, Mohamed Salah lead football's new power position: the wide forward

Steve Nicol raises concerns about Liverpool's star-powered front three after substitute Divock Origi came on to score the winner against Everton.

There was a time when the most glamourous positions in world football were the central ones, both in defence and attack. If you were a defender growing up in the early 1990s, you were likeliest to admire Franco Baresi; if you were a young forward late in the same decade, the chances are that you idolised the original Ronaldo. Yet those times have changed. The central players, more often than not, are reliable and steady figures; there, the attackers are hardworking, chasing down opponents whenever...