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Barcelona stay top as Juventus take advantage of Chelsea's slip

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings for this week, which feature Barcelona on top despite a 1-0 loss to Malaga.
The ESPN FC crew discusses the potential backlash from a winter World Cup, why English teams aren't thriving in European competition and whether Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet in the Champions League final.

It's been a week of little movement in the Power Rankings. Barcelona stay on top but there is a jump for Juventus, who leapfrog the Premier League leaders.

1. Barcelona (no change)

The Catalan giants retain top spot despite losing in the league last weekend. That's because they then went out and taught Manchester City a footballing lesson with a supreme Champions League performance. Sure, Lionel Messi missed a last-minute penalty but, that aside, Barca's display was as professional as they come.

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Sergio Busquets' new contract a deserved reward for Barca's quiet star

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings for this week, which feature Barcelona on top despite a 1-0 loss to Malaga.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique lauded his side's first half performance as they won 2-1 at Manchester City in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.

"It all happened so quick," Sergio Busquets says. He started the 2008-09 season at the municipal stadium in Santa Eulalia (capacity: 1,500). He ended it at the Estadio Olimpico in Rome (capacity: 70,600). From Spain's regionalised third division, with 350 teams spread over 17 groups, to the Champions League final in nine months. A European champion aged just 20, a year later he was a world champion with Spain.

Even the pitches had small in tercera, let alone the stands, now here he was on the...

Sergio Busquets' new deal is more good news ahead of Granada test

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings for this week, which feature Barcelona on top despite a 1-0 loss to Malaga.

Sergio Busquets put his signature to an improved contract extension on Friday that will keep him at Barcelona until 2019, and that is good news for a club that wants to return to winning trophies after drawing an unusual blank last season. Busquets proved again on Tuesday at Manchester City that he is a player for the big occasion; he will likely be involved again at Granada on Saturday as Barca attempt to return to winning ways in La Liga after last week's shock home defeat to Malaga.

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Barcelona and Lionel Messi need mental toughness for La Liga, UCL

Relive the most memorable moments from Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 action, highlighted by Barcelona's 2-1 triumph at the Etihad.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez notched a brace, but Sergio Aguero's second-half strike gave Manchester City a lifeline heading into the second leg.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez notched a brace, but Sergio Aguero's second-half strike gave Manchester City a lifeline heading into the second leg.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down just how Barcelona were able to exploit Manchester City's defense on their sublime second goal.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley assesses Barcelona's 2-1 victory at the Etihad over Manchester City.

Barcelona's valuable 2-1 away against Manchester City was proof that they have what it takes to go all the way in this season's Champions League if fully focused on the task in hand. Reassuringly, the Blaugranas looked like a completely different team from the one that struggled to break Malaga's back-line and walked away with a deserved 1-0 home defeat in their last La Liga game.

While the return of Javier Mascherano and Ivan Rakitic to Luis Enrique's starting 11 brought back much-needed muscle,...

Luis Suarez adds goals to his voracious Barcelona work ethic

Relive the most memorable moments from Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 action, highlighted by Barcelona's 2-1 triumph at the Etihad.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez notched a brace, but Sergio Aguero's second-half strike gave Manchester City a lifeline heading into the second leg.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez notched a brace, but Sergio Aguero's second-half strike gave Manchester City a lifeline heading into the second leg.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down just how Barcelona were able to exploit Manchester City's defense on their sublime second goal.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley assesses Barcelona's 2-1 victory at the Etihad over Manchester City.

MANCHESTER, England -- For weeks he's been providing the service. On Tuesday, he suddenly provided the goals.

He arrived as the guy with the bad reputation, banned for another bite, following a previous suspension for racial abuse.

But Luis Suarez has been playing at Barcelona not only as if, just as he promised, it's been his personal ambition to do so for years and years but also as if he's a fan of the club.

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Manchester City's annual Champions League agony continues vs. Barcelona

Relive the most memorable moments from Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 action, highlighted by Barcelona's 2-1 triumph at the Etihad.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez notched a brace, but Sergio Aguero's second-half strike gave Manchester City a lifeline heading into the second leg.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez notched a brace, but Sergio Aguero's second-half strike gave Manchester City a lifeline heading into the second leg.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down just how Barcelona were able to exploit Manchester City's defense on their sublime second goal.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley assesses Barcelona's 2-1 victory at the Etihad over Manchester City.

MANCHESTER, England -- The agony the Champions League annually brings to Manchester City was only partly eased by the sight of Lionel Messi having his injury-time penalty saved by Joe Hart and his header of the rebound sliding by the post.

There were smiles among those home fans who had stayed behind. A moment of levity, perhaps even a glimmer of a chance for the second leg, but not one to disguise that at this level, in this competition, City again look short of the quality required to progress...