Champions League finalists Barcelona and Juventus lead the way
We know which two teams will battle it out in Berlin and so it's no surprise that the Power Rankings are led by the two Champions League finalists.
1. Barcelona (no change)
In terms of results, a workmanlike 2-0 win vs. Real Sociedad and a defeat at Bayern Munich meant it wasn't a spectacular week for Barca. Of course, those factors are mitigated by the fact they edged closer to winning La Liga and reached the Champions League final!
2. Juventus (no change)
Of all the teams that were chasing a treble several weeks ago, it's probably fair to say that few would have predicted Juve would be among the last standing. But that's where we are after the Italian champions' superb display in Madrid on Wednesday, which clinched their first Champions League final pace since 2003.
3. Real Madrid (no change)
Days after seeing their Liga hopes subside as they dropped points vs. Valencia, Madrid's hopes of retaining the European Cup disappeared as they ran out of ideas vs. Juve. The inevitable inquests have begun and there looks set to be many scapegoats at the Bernabeu.
4. Bayern Munich (no change)
As expected, a 3-0 deficit from the first leg vs. Barca proved insurmountable but at least Bayern restored some pride with a 3-2 win at the Allianz Arena. Rumours about Pep Guardiola's future have continued but surely he'll want to see out his contract and get past a Champions League semifinal?
5. Chelsea (no change)
It's often difficult to maintain intensity after clinching a league title and so it was that Chelsea were a little flat against Liverpool on Sunday. With two games remaining, Jose Mourinho's men have the 90-point mark to aim for -- they'd need to win both -- as well as a trophy to collect!
6. Paris Saint-Germain (+1)
An emphatic win vs. Guingamp, in which Edinson Cavani scored a hat trick, as well as Lyon's defeat Caen, means that PSG will win Ligue 1 if they avoid defeat at Montpellier on Saturday. Perhaps it's taken a bit longer than expected but, in the end, Parisian power will tell.
7. Manchester City (new)
What might have been? Since losing the Manchester derby, the now-former Premier League winners have reeled off four straight wins, scoring 12 goals in the process. Six of those came vs. QPR and three were scored by Sergio Aguero, who is on track to win the golden boot.
SHAKA HISLOP'S POWER RANKINGS
- June 4: It all comes down to Barcelona and Juve
- May 28: Sevilla on the rise as Spain dominates
- May 21: La Liga champions Barcelona stay top
- May 14: Champions League finalists lead the way
- May 7: Messi magic keeps Barca out in front
- Apr. 30: Real Madrid move closer to Barcelona
- Apr. 23: Champions League final four dominate
8. Arsenal (+1)
The Gunners still look set for a top three finish but Monday's defeat at home to Swansea was a setback. Arsenal travel to face Manchester United on Sunday in a game that presents an opportunity to right the ship and serve notice they can challenge for the title next season.
9. Sevilla (new)
Don't tell Sevilla the Europa League is a waste of time. Last year's winners have reached this season's final and will qualify for the Champions League if they retain the trophy. Should they fall short, they can also qualify through La Liga, although a 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo was a setback to their top four hopes.
10. Dynamo Kiev (new)
Kiev extended their Ukrainian league lead to six points after their second straight 6-0 win. Andriy Yarmolenko continues to catch the eye, having scored 14 goals in 23 league games so far this season for a side managed by Sergei Rebrov, who has made an impressive start to his managerial career.
Dropping out: Atletico Madrid, Roma, Benfica