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 By Shaka Hislop

Barcelona on top of Power Rankings; Atletico also up as Bayern drop

The ESPN FC crew discuss the latest edition of Shaka's Power Rankings which see Bayern Munich lose the top spot.
ESPN FC's Gemma Soler checks in from the Borussia-Park to break down Barcelona's 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Luis Enrique stresses the difficulty of Barcelona winning against any club in Group C, especially away from home.

It's all change at the top of Shaka Hislop's Power Rankings as a pair of Spanish giants make a move up the chart.

1. Barcelona (+1)

No Lionel Messi, no problem -- last week, at least! Barca swept to a 5-0 win at Sporting Gijon before getting more of a test in the Champions League at Borussia Monchengladbach. They passed it, though, thanks to unlikely scorers Arda Turan and Gerard Pique.

2. Atletico Madrid (+4)

I've probably said it before, but it bears repeating: Is there any other side in...

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Trending: Pep Guardiola fails to win as Man City manager in Celtic thriller

Pep Guardiola's men had to battle back on several occasions to fight off a resilient Celtic and were held to a 3-3 draw.
Pep Guardiola believes his club's 3-3 draw with Celtic serves as a good experience for Man City in the Champions League.
Brendan Rodgers credits the Celtic supporters with playing a big role in his side's 3-3 draw against Man City.
While Pep Guardiola was impressed with Celtic's UCL home environment, he is proud of Man City's own atmosphere.

Here are the latest stories for Thursday.

MAN CITY: Pep Guardiola praised the resilience of his Manchester City side after they fought back to secure a 3-3 draw with Celtic in the Champions League. Guardiola went into the game at Parkhead having won his previous 10 matches in charge of City.

CELTIC: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side despite losing the lead three times against City.

BARCELONA: Andres Iniesta admitted Barcelona were caught cold in the...

Paco Alcacer's tough start at Barca continues in Champions League

Luis Enrique's changes proved crucial as Barcelona came from behind to defeat Borussia Monchengladbach.

Barcelona's second half fightback to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night proved Luis Enrique knows how to find solutions when the going gets tough, but the fact his team were in a sticky situation in the first place says a lot about his handling of Paco Alcacer.

While it is too early to dismiss Alcacer's career with Barca, the former Valencia striker has a lot of work to do to prove those who questioned the need, not to mention the cost, of his signing.

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Turan inspires Barcelona's turnaround in Monchengladbach win

Barcelona overcame a goal deficit in the 1st half to secure their second win in the Champions League group stage.
ESPN FC's Gemma Soler checks in from the Borussia-Park to break down Barcelona's 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Barcelona came from behind to win 2-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach and made it two wins from two in the Champions League this season. An error from Sergio Busquets led to Thorgan Hazard opening the scoring for the hosts in the first half, but goals from Arda Turan and Gerard Pique after the break turned things around. Barca now sit at the top of Group C after Celtic held Manchester City to a 3-3 draw in Glasgow.

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The team's reaction after falling behind was also noteworthy: This was the...

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Trending: Sam Allardyce leaves England job after 67 days in charge

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti details what led Sam Allardyce to leave his position as England manager.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes breaks down the latest from the social media world, with Sam Allardyce's England departure headlining.
FA Chairman Greg Clarke says Sam Allardyce left his position as England manager based on things he said, not performance.
FA Chairman Greg Clarke says the departure of Sam Allardyce is sad rather than embarrassing for the English FA.
The ESPN FC crew discuss Sam Allardyce stepping down as the England manager after coaching just one game.

Here are the latest stories for Wednesday.

ENGLAND: - Sam Allardyce said he was a victim of "entrapment" after leaving his position as England boss following an undercover sting operation and added that he is uncertain whether he will return to management.

- Allardyce's behaviour has made England the laughing stock of world football, according to former Three Lions captains Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand.

REAL MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he felt "screwed" after his team...

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Barcelona to wear glowing green kit in UCL against Gladbach

Football kits seem to go through an evolution every year, but we admit we've never seen one that glows in the dark before.

Barcelona are set to wear their third kit in the Champions League match against Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday and it's green.

In fact, in the words of the club's press release about the jersey: "When worn for night games this vibrant kit will glow and naturally highlight the players underneath the floodlights."