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 By Shaka Hislop

Power Rankings: Juventus retake top spot after Real Madrid's mixed week

We have a new leader! Meanwhile, re-entering the countdown are a pair of Europe's biggest clubs, while a German giant drops out.

1. Juventus (+1)

With a Champions League semifinal against Monaco on the horizon, Juventus continued to tick over in Serie A. A 4-0 win over Genoa means that Max Allegri's side have an eight-point lead with five games to go; that sixth straight title is just a matter of time away.

2. Real Madrid (-1)

After battling back with 10 men to equalise vs. Barcelona, Madrid then conceded a last-minute goal that reignited the battle for La Liga. They recovered to win 6-2 at Deportivo in midweek but, with Barca lurking, know that they cannot afford any more slips.

3. Chelsea (+3)

Their defeat at Manchester United lead to some doubts but, in the past week, Chelsea reasserted their authority in fine style. First came an FA Cup semifinal win over Tottenham and that was followed by a nerve-settling league victory vs. Southampton.

4. Barcelona (new)

Look who are back! Just days after being dumped out of the Champions League, Barcelona dramatically won arguably the best Clasico in recent years. They then put seven past Osasuna and now lead La Liga, albeit having played one more game.

5. Monaco (no change)

Kylian Mbappe & Radamel Falcao celebrate with Monaco supporters after defeating Lyon 2-1 on Sunday.
Monaco have scored 92 goals in 33 league games this season.

Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe scored at Lyon as Monaco retained their goal-difference advantage -- they also have a game in hand -- at the top of Ligue 1. A cup semifinal defeat at the hands of PSG came with a reserve side and showed Monaco's priorities.

6. AS Roma (+3)

A comfortable 4-1 win at Pescara was the perfect preparation for Saturday's Rome derby. Luciano Spalletti's side are second in Serie, with a four-point advantage over next-best Napoli. Awaiting after Lazio, though, is a trip to Milan and Juventus at home.

7. Atletico Madrid (-3)

Antoine Griezmann's 100th goal in La Liga was the highlight of a mixed week for Atletico. The French forward's strike earned victory over Espanyol, but Wednesday brought a disappointing home defeat to Villarreal for Diego Simeone's third-placed side.

8. Paris Saint-Germain (new)

The defending French champions are back in the Top 10 following a week in which they maintained the pressure on Monaco in the league, beating Montpellier 2-0, and thrashed their nearest rivals in the cup, earning a 5-0 semifinal victory.

9. Borussia Dortmund (+1)

Last week showed yet again that BVB rarely do things easily! First, Raphael Guerreiro scored an 87th-minute winner to beat Monchengladbach in league play, then Dortmund came back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 at Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal semifinal.

10. RB Leipzig (-2)

A draw at Schalke, secured by Timo Werner's 17th goal of the season, moved Leipzig one point closer to finishing as runners-up in their first Bundesliga campaign. With four games remaining, Ralph Hasenhuttl's side lead third-placed Dortmund by six points.

Dropping out: Bayern Munich, Tottenham.

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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