Juventus stay atop Power Rankings but Bayern leapfrog Real Madrid
As Italy's champions moved closer to a third straight domestic double, Bayern Munich's two big wins saw them move up in Shaka Hislop's Power Rankings.
1. Juventus (no change)
Juventus have won the league and cup double in Italy for two straight seasons and last week moved closer to a three-peat. First, Empoli were dispatched in Serie A before Max Allegri's men earned a 3-1 win vs. Napoli in the first leg of the Coppa Italia quarterfinal.
2. Bayern Munich (+1)
Carlo Ancelotti marked 1000 games as a coach with an emphatic 8-0 win over Hamburg, in which Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick. And the Polish striker was among the goals again in midweek, netting twice in a 3-0 DFB-Pokal quarterfinal win vs. Schalke.
3. Real Madrid (-1)
It's rarely quiet at Madrid and so it was over recent days. First, they fell behind 2-0 at Villarreal before eventually winning 3-2 and then found themselves down to 10 men and trailing 3-1 vs. Las Palmas, before Cristiano Ronaldo scored two late goals to save a point.
4. Chelsea (no change)
With 12 games to go, Chelsea have a 10-point lead in the Premier League title race and are almost at the point where, if they don't win it, it will be one of the all-time worst collapses. They showed no sign of that in their latest game, a 3-1 win vs. Swansea.
5. Paris Saint-Germain (no change)
In the latest edition of Le Classique, PSG thrashed bitter rivals Marseille 5-1 as five different players found the net. Unai Emery's team then negotiated a difficult playing surface to win 2-0 at Niort and reach the Coupe de France quarterfinals.
6. Benfica (no change)
Kostas Mitroglou continued his superb scoring form with four goals in two games, as Benfica earned a league win over Chaves and cup success vs. Estoril. In February as a whole, the Greek international forward scored nine goals in six games.
7. Monaco (+1)
With a 2-1 win at Guingamp, the Ligue 1 leaders consolidate their three-point advantage over PSG and Nice. Monaco then overcame Marseille in the last 16 of the French Cup, earning a 4-3 win after extra-time, thanks to Thomas Lemar's winning goal.
8. Barcelona (new)
You know how I said Madrid had an eventful week? Well, Barca "see and raise" their great rivals. In the space of three days, they won 2-1 at Atletico Madrid, overwhelmed Sporting 6-1, found out manager Luis Enrique was leaving and claimed top spot in La Liga!
9. Sevilla (no change)
In the Seville derby at Real Betis, Sevilla recovered from falling behind to claim a 2-1 win that kept them in touch at the top of the Spanish standings. Then, they showed their ability to finish a game off by taking a 14th-minute 1-0 lead vs. Athletic Bilbao on Thursday and holding on for all three points. Is there anything Jorge Sampaoli's side can't do?
10. Manchester City (new)
After having a weekend off, City got back into the swing of things with a Sergio Aguero-inspired 5-1 FA Cup fifth-round replay win against Huddersfield. It wasn't entirely comfortable, though, with the Championship club taking an early lead.
Dropping out: Roma.