Barcelona stay top as Atletico, Dortmund and Leicester all climb
As the leaders march on, several of those below them in the Top 10 slipped up last week.
1. Barcelona (no change)
The week did not begin too promisingly for Barca when Sevilla -- the last team to beat them, remember -- took the lead at the Camp Nou. But Luis Enrique's side duly responded and went on to win, before Lionel Messi's hat trick inspired a 5-1 thumping of Rayo Vallecano, which secured a Spanish record 35th game without defeat.
2. Bayern Munich (no change)
Well, well, what's this? Could we have a title race in Germany after all? Bayern's Bundesliga lead now stands at just five points after they were stunned at home by Mainz. The result sets up Saturday's Klassiker at Dortmund nicely. Pep Guardiola's next club Manchester City are stumbling. Might his current one be about to as well?
3. Juventus (no change)
It's not too often you can lose 3-0 yet still celebrate getting through to a final but that's precisely what happened to Juventus on Wednesday. Three days after beating Inter in Serie A, they were thumped by their Derby D'Italia rivals in the Coppa Italia semifinal second leg, only to finally win through on penalties.
4. Paris Saint-Germain (no change)
And here is another of Europe's giants, who had a tough week. PSG actually lost a game in Ligue 1 to end a 36-game unbeaten run, as Lyon won 2-1, before bouncing back to secure a place in the last four of the Coupe de France. Maybe Laurent Blanc's men have one eye on next week's Champions League showdown with Chelsea.
5. Atletico Madrid (+2)
It might not be enough to win La Liga -- they trail Barcelona by eight points -- but Atletico's recent return to form might make one or two of their Champions League rivals take notice. Not least Real Madrid, who were on the receiving end of a vintage Diego Simeone-inspired display in last Saturday's derby between the two clubs.
6. Real Madrid (-1)
That 1-0 result was the first time Zinedine Zidane has lost as Real manager and the Bernabeu fans were certainly not shy to make their feelings known about the current state of the club. Wednesday's win at Levante restored some confidence but, with feelings running high after Cristiano Ronaldo spoke out, this is a tense club at present.
7. Borussia Dortmund (+1)
Thomas Tuchel's men have won six of seven in the Bundesliga since the winter break and go into Saturday's clash with Bayern having beaten Hoffenheim and Darmstadt over the last week. The last time Germany's big two met, Bayern eased to a 5-1 win. You get the impression that, this time around, the game will be much closer.
8. Leicester (+2)
After the euphoria of a late winner against Norwich, Leicester were brought back to earth a little by West Brom, who claimed a point on Tuesday. But, 24 hours later, Claudio Ranieri and his players will have been perked up as Tottenham, Arsenal and Man City all lost. Two points dropped turned into one gained.
9. PSV Eindhoven (new)
Despite having sold, among others, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum last summer, PSV are top of the Eredivisie having won their last nine league games, the most recent of which was a 2-0 victory over ADO Den Haag. PSV also remain in the Champions League and drew their last 16 first leg 0-0 vs. Atletico Madrid.
10. Benfica (new)
Talking of clubs who remain in Europe's biggest competition, Benfica are another club combining a Champions League run with a tilt at their domestic title. Currently on a run of 10 wins in 11 games, Rui Vitoria's side are just one point behind Portuguese leaders Sporting. The two sides meet on Saturday!
Dropping out: Tottenham, Bayer Leverkusen.