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 By Shaka Hislop

Barcelona and Bayern Munich remain first and second as PSG climb

The top two both won twice -- with varying degrees of comfort -- while the French champions are on the up.

1. Barcelona (no change)

The reigning Spanish and European champions extended their current unbeaten run to 38 games with a pair of comfortable wins last week, as Getafe were swept aside 6-0 in La Liga and Arsenal were dispatched 3-1 in the Champions League. Three of Barca's goals came from Neymar, who had previously scored just two in nine games.

2. Bayern Munich (no change)

Pep Guardiola's side moved closer to the Bundesliga title with a 5-0 win over Werder Bremen but Bayern's Champions League hopes were in danger when Juventus took a 2-0 lead at the Allianz Arena. However, the German giants roared back with four goals in 37 minutes -- including one in stoppage time to force extra time -- to claim a quarterfinal place.

3. Paris Saint-Germain (+1)

Some clubs win league titles with nervy displays that betray the enormity of what they are about to achieve. And others are like PSG, who wrapped up Ligue 1 before the middle of March with a 9-0 -- yes, 9-0! -- thrashing of poor Troyes. All of which means that, French domestic cups aside, PSG's primary focus will now be on the Champions League.

4. Atletico Madrid (+1)

It was perhaps slightly harder than many anticipated by Atletico managed to get by PSV Eindhoven on penalties and claim a place in the Champions League last eight. Few of the other remaining sides will want to draw Diego Simeone's side, which have conceded just two goals in their last nine games, dating back to the start of February.

Atletico Madrid have reached the Champions League quarterfinals for the third straight season.

5. Real Madrid (+1)

Los Blancos have won consecutive away games in La Liga for the first time since September but their latest victory, a 2-1 result at Las Palmas, was secured with a late goal from Casemiro following a disjointed display. With Gareth Bale back, though, and Karim Benzema not far away, Zinedine Zidane should have his star men for the rest of the season.

6. Juventus (no change)

Oh, Juve, you were so, so close... For 70 minutes in Munich, Max Allegri's game plan worked to perfection. Even after Bayern scored to make it 2-1, the Italians were still in position to go through. But then Thomas Muller sent the game to extra time and Bayern eventually won, leaving Juve to curse the chances they missed earlier in the game.

7. Borussia Dortmund (no change)

BVB kept up the pressure on Bayern with a 2-0 win against Mainz, meaning Germany's top two are separated by five points with eight games to go. On Thursday, Dortmund sealed a place in the Europa League quarterfinals by completing a 5-1 aggregate win over Tottenham. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice.

8. Leicester (no change)

My old club Newcastle gave them something of a fright but, in truth, Leicester were relatively comfortable in their 1-0 win. The winner came courtesy of a sensational overhead kick by Shinji Okazaki and was one of those goals that made you think that, maybe, this really is Leicester's year. And who could begrudge them that glory if it comes their way?

9. Benfica (no change)

Benfica remain two points clear in Portugal after a 4-1 win over Tondela, which featured two more goals from Jonas, who now has an incredible 28 in 26 league games this season. Since losing at home to Porto on Feb. 12, Benfica have bounced back with four consecutive league wins. And they're still in the Champions League!

10. PSV Eindhoven (no change)

It was a week in which PSV came back down to earth. First, they dropped two league points when they were held at home by Heerenveen, thus missing the chance to extend their lead over second-placed Ajax, who also drew. Then PSV went out of the Champions League, beaten in the cruelest way -- on penalties -- by Atletico Madrid.

Dropping out: None.

Shaka Hislop played for over 10 years in the Premier League and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup. Watch him on ESPN FC TV!


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