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ESPN FC  By ESPN

Move over Messi, Aubameyang and Co., Livermore tops Power Rankings

ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. This week's No. 1 scored a vital winner to boost his club's unlikely bid to avoid relegation.

1. Jake Livermore | West Brom

Why he's here: After going 30 games without a Premier League goal, Livermore has two in his past three. The latest was a last-minute strike to beat Tottenham.

2. Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Why he's here: Down to 10 men, Barca needed a lift in El Clasico and, sure enough, Messi provided it with a superb finish past Real Madrid's Keylor Navas.

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal

Why he's here: In Arsene Wenger's last home game as Gunners manager, Aubameyang starred with a two-goal, one-assist effort as Burnley were thrashed 5-0.

4. James Rodriguez | Bayern Munich

Why he's here: With a goal and an assist -- his seventh and 11th respectively in the Bundesliga this season -- James inspired Bayern's comeback win at Cologne.

5. Dimitri Payet | Marseille

Why he's here: Second-chasing Marseille looked set to lose ground when they trailed Nice, but Payet rescued them by setting up the equaliser and scoring the winner.

He's an unlikely hero, but Jake Livermore's goal for West Brom might yet prove to be priceless.

6. Mario Gomez | Stuttgart

Why he's here: After six games without a goal, the veteran striker netted twice vs. Hoffenheim. Gomez has eight in 16 games since joining Stuttgart in January.

7. Douglas Costa | Juventus

Why he's here: On the weekend Juve moved to the brink of another Serie A title, Costa was the architect of their come-from-behind win over Bologna with two assists.

8. Bertrand Traore | Lyon

Why he's here: Lyon stayed on course to finish second by beating Troyes 3-0, with two-goal Traore the star of the show. He has six goals in his past five league games.

9. Luis Suarez | Barcelona

Why he's here: Sunday saw peak Suarez; he fought a running battle with Sergio Ramos throughout El Clasico and also scored a superb opening goal on the volley.

10. Alireza Jahanbakhsh | AZ Alkmaar

Why he's here: The Iranian international will be one to watch at the World Cup if he maintains the form that saw him net a hat trick vs. PEC Zwolle on Sunday.

Also receiving votes: Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jean-Kevin Augustin (RB Leipzig), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Moussa Sylla (Monaco), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan).

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