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Suarez reverses Barca's Anoeta curse to top Player Power Rankings

Following their performances in Barcelona's first league win at Real Sociedad since 2007, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi top this week's Player Power Rankings.

ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Luis Suarez led Barcelona to their first league win at Anoeta since 2007.

1. Luis Suarez | Barcelona

Why he's here: With Barca trailing 2-0 at Real Sociedad, Suarez sparked the Catalans' comeback by assisting on one goal and scoring two more in a 4-2 win on Sunday.

2. Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Why he's here: Messi netted a goal and an assist himself in Barca's win at Anoeta, breaking Gerd Muller's European record for most league goals with one club; it was the Argentine's 366th tally for the Catalan club in La Liga.

3. Mohamed Salah | Liverpool

Why he's here: Salah continued his torrid pace in the Premier League, scoring a goal and an assist -- his 18th and sixth, respectively, in 22 appearances -- as Liverpool ended Manchester City's unbeaten run with a 4-3 win at Anfield on Sunday.

4. Bas Dost | Sporting Lisbon

Why he's here: The Dutchman scored his second hat trick in succession for Sporting, giving him 19 goals in 18 Primeira Liga appearances this season.

Luis Suarez
With his Barcelona trailing 2-0 at Real Sociedad, Luis Suarez sparked a comeback by assisting on one goal and scoring two more in a 4-2 win.

5. James Rodriguez | Bayern Munich

Why he's here: Bayern returned to action after their holiday break on Friday, winning 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen thanks in part to James' goal and assist.

6. Harry Kane | Tottenham Hotspur

Why he's here: Kane struck twice as Spurs demolished Huddersfield Town 4-0 on Saturday, leaving him two clear of Salah at the top of the Premier League's goalscoring chart on 20.

7. Sergio Asenjo | Villarreal

Why he's here: The 28-year-old goalkeeper made seven saves as Real Madrid desperately and unsuccessfully tried to penetrate the Villarreal goal, with the Yellow Submarine earning a 1-0 win at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

8. Michael Olunga | Girona

Why he's here: Substitute Olunga was introduced at half-time, when Girona led Las Palmas 1-0; 45 minutes later, the 23-year-old had scored a hat trick and added an assist in a 6-0 win on Saturday.

9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | Liverpool

Why he's here: The former Arsenal midfielder scored a goal and added an assist in a commanding performance as Liverpool toppled Man City on Sunday.

10. Timo Werner | RB Leipzig

Why he's here: Werner scored the winner and assisted on the insurance goal as Leipzig leapfrogged Schalke for second in the Bundesliga following a 3-1 win at home against the Royal Blues.

Also receiving votes: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham), Marko Arnautovic (West Ham), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Niclas Fullkrug (Hannover).

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