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 By Shaka Hislop

Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus remain the Power Rankings' top three

It was a week in which the Top 10 showed their power, winning 11 and drawing three of the 14 total games they played.

1. Barcelona (no change)

At times like this, numbers do tell the story... After their 4-0 win at Eibar, Barcelona are unbeaten in 36 games, which is a Spanish record, and have won 11 straight league matches. They lead La Liga by eight points with 10 games to go and remain on course for back-to-back trebles. Oh, and Lionel Messi has scored 10 goals in his last six games!

2. Bayern Munich (no change)

Pep Guardiola's men have taken just a point from their last two Bundesliga games but the one they did claim means they remain huge favourites to win the German title for a fourth straight season. Bayern were not at their best vs. Borussia Dortmund but, by avoiding defeat, they still have a five-point lead at the top of the standings.

3. Juventus (no change)

After Napoli beat Chievo to draw level at the top of Serie A, the Italian champions turned in a professional display to earn victory at Atalanta. Juve scored a goal in each half to record their 17th win in 18 league games. Their next opponents are Sassuolo, who just happen to be the last team against whom The Old Lady lost in league play.

4. Paris Saint-Germain (no change)

Because they are so far ahead in Ligue 1, the fact that PSG have won just one of their last four games in that competition matters little. They really can focus their attention on the Champions League and, on Wednesday, Laurent Blanc's side were impressive as they beat Chelsea. The man of the match? Who else but Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

Paris Saint-Germain knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League for the second straight season.

5. Atletico Madrid (no change)

Defeat at Barcelona on Jan. 30 effectively ended Atletico's title chances but they deserve credit for a run since, which has brought five wins in six games and currently has them four points ahead of city rivals Real. Most recently, Atletico won 3-1 at Valencia, with substitutes Fernando Torres and Yannick Carrasco both scoring.

6. Real Madrid (no change)

With a seven-goal outburst against Celta Vigo, Real took their league tally to 81 in 28 games. Cristiano Ronaldo scored four and the Portuguese forward was on the scoresheet again vs. Roma, as a Champions League quarterfinal place was clinched. Another positive has been the return of Gareth Bale, who is back in action after more than six weeks out.

7. Borussia Dortmund (no change)

Thomas Tuchel's men did everything they could to beat Bayern but could not find a way through. It was a different story against Tottenham on Thursday, though, as Dortmund sept aside the Premier League title challengers with a superb, high-tempo display. Marco Reus scored twice as BVB all but assured themselves of a quarterfinal place.

8. Leicester (no change)

After Tottenham and Arsenal both dropped points, Leicester found a win to win on a tricky trip to Watford. Riyad Mahrez scored the all-important goal with a curling effort and, at the other end, Kasper Schmeichel and his defence stood firm. The Premier League leaders have a five-point cushion with nine games to go. Could they really do it?

9. Benfica (+1)

As weeks go, it's fair to say Benfica had a superb one. First, they won 1-0 at Sporting to go top of the Portuguese league and then, four days later, completed an impressive Champions League Round of 16 victory over Zenit with a 2-1 second-leg win. Europe's big boys might want Benfica in the quarterfinals but they cannot be underestimated.

10. PSV Eindhoven (-1)

A 3-0 win against Groningen saw PSV consolidate their one-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie. Philip Cocu's side have lost just once in the league this season and are currently on a run of 10 consecutive wins, the last five of which have come without conceding a goal. A top-of-the-table clash vs. Ajax on Mar. 20 looms large.

Dropping out: None.

Shaka Hislop played for over 10 years in the Premier League and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup. Watch him on ESPN FC TV!


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