Barcelona stay top as Tottenham make their move and Leicester drop down
The leaders remain unmoved but Italy's champions are on the up, as are the Premier League's form team.
1. Barcelona (no change)
After Wednesday's win over Sporting Gijon, Barcelona lead La Liga by six points and look likely to win their sixth Spanish title in eight seasons. Luis Enrique's men are now unbeaten in 31 games and, with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in rampant scoring form -- seemingly every game -- you have to wonder if anyone can prevent them winning another treble.
2. Bayern Munich (no change)
Barca's former manager might have the best-equipped side to thwart the reigning European Cup holders in the Champions League. Pep Guardiola's side face Juventus in the Round of 16 first leg next week but, in the meantime, are easing their way to another Bundesliga title. Their latest walk in the park saw them win 3-0 at Augsburg and featured another Robert Lewandowski brace.
3. Juventus (+1)
They left it late by Simone Zaza's winner beat Napoli to earn Juventus a 15th consecutive Serie A win and, more importantly, lifted The Old Lady into first place in the standings. It really is remarkable to think that this same squad started the season so poorly. As it stands, Juve are another European power with hopes of a treble.
4. Paris Saint-Germain (-1)
Laurent Blanc rested key men for the 0-0 Ligue 1 draw against Lille -- you can do that when you lead the table by more than 20 points! -- but the big names were back against Chelsea and PSG earned a narrow 2-1 advantage. Thibaut Courtois' saves meant it wasn't a bigger win but the French side will be confident of scoring at Stamford Bridge.
5. Real Madrid (no change)
Doesn't it seem like a long time ago that Rafa Benitez was in charge at the Bernabeu? Madrid might not be quite at the level of Barcelona yet but there is no doubt that, under Zinedine Zidane, they are getting better. The last week saw wins over Athletic Bilbao and in Rome, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring three times across those two games.
6. Tottenham (+3)
If anyone still had doubts about Spurs' title credentials before they went to Manchester City on Sunday, they surely don't anymore. Christian Eriksen's late winner earned a 2-1 win and, after five straight league victories, Tottenham now sit second in the Premier League. On Thursday, they earned an important away draw vs. Fiorentina in the Europa League.
7. Atletico Madrid (+1)
A week after scoring his 100th goal for the club, Fernando Torres was on target again as Atletico won 1-0 at Getafe. Diego Simeone's side have stuttered a little in recent weeks and will be looking to rediscover top form soon, given their upcoming fixtures include a Champions League trip to PSV Eindhoven and then, three days later, the Madrid derby against Real.
8. Arsenal (new)
The Gunners reignited their Premier League title hopes thanks to their let show against Leicester but must now maintain their momentum if they are to win silverware this season. Their next three games are against Hull in the FA Cup, before they face Barcelona in the Champions League and then travel to Manchester United in league play.
9. Borussia Dortmund (new)
BVB are unbeaten in all competitions since the winter break. Most recently, Thomas Tuchel's side beat Hannover in the Bundesliga, where they trail leaders Bayern by eight points but have a 13-point advantage over third-placed Leverkusen. Dortmund then beat Porto 2-0 in the Europa League, a competition they are definitely capable of winning.
10. Leicester (-3)
So close, so close! After taking the lead at Arsenal, Leicester then conceded just once having been reduced to 10 men ... until the final minute of injury time when Marcin Wasilewski's clumsy foul led to the free kick from Danny Welbeck scored the Gunners' winner. Valiant defeats don't earn any points but there was still plenty to suggest Leicester won't go away.
Dropping out: Napoli, Benfica.