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 By Shaka Hislop

Power Rankings: Juventus hold firm in top spot, Real Madrid still No. 2

The FC panel discuss the keys to Juventus' continued success in the Champions League following their 2-0 win at Monaco.

Juventus keep rolling! Their impressive win at Monaco keeps them top of Shaka Hislop's Power Rankings while Real and Chelsea stay second and third.

1. Juventus (no change)

Sure, they dropped two league points by conceding late at Atalanta but such is Juve's Serie A lead that they could win the title this weekend. The more relevant result last week was a superb 2-0 win in Monaco, which means Max Allegri's men have one foot in the Champions League final.

2. Real Madrid (no change)

After the trauma of losing El Clasico in such dramatic fashion, Madrid looked set to drop more points when Valencia equalised late on Saturday. But Marcelo popped up with a winner and then, three days later, Cristiano Ronaldo destroyed Atletico. All is well at the Bernabeu again!

3. Chelsea (no change)

A trip to Everton was viewed as a potential bump in the road on the way to winning the Premier League title, but Antonio Conte's side responded in the way that champions do. Three second-half goals earned an emphatic win and saw Chelsea maintain their four-point lead at the top.

4. Barcelona (no change)

A city derby at Espanyol yielded a 3-0 win that sees Barca, who have won four straight league games and scored 16 goals in the process, keep the pressure on leaders Madrid. Luis Suarez scored twice to end a goalless run of five games; he now has 34 in all competitions this season.

5. Bayern Munich (new)

They're back! Sealing the German Bundesliga was on their agenda after last week's German Cup semifinal defeat, and guess what? They did it in fine fashion, thrashing Wolfsburg 6-0 to record a remarkable fifth straight league title.

Gonzalo Higuain's goals gave Juventus an impressive win at Monaco in their UCL semifinal first leg.

6. Monaco (-1)

Three points clear and with a game in hand, the French league title is within touching distance for Monaco after they won and Paris Saint-Germain lost at the weekend. Having gone down to Juventus, though, European glory might be a step too far, this season at least.

7. Atletico Madrid (no change)

Winning 5-0 at Las Palmas appeared to be ideal perfect preparation for a Champions League derby but, unlike so many times when they have given Madrid all they can handle, Atletico offered so little on Tuesday. In the space of 90 minutes, their season might have ground to a halt.

8. Tottenham (new)

Winning the derby over rivals Arsenal marked Mauricio Pochettino's side as the kings of North London for the first time in 22 years. It was a sweet bonus after such an emphatic 2-0 win that really could have been 5-0 were it not for Petr Cech. There's a lot to love about this Spurs team ... assuming Daniel Levy can keep them all after this summer's transfer window.

9. Borussia Dortmund (no change)

Dortmund's 0-0 draw with Cologne was a fine follow-up to beating Bayern last week as Thomas Tuchel & Co. try to finish in the top three.

10. AS Roma (-4)

Roma did lose the Rome derby 3-1 vs. Lazio, but the Giallorossi are still playing better than their immediate rivals for the final place in the top 10. And let's face it: Derbies are notoriously impossible to call. The drive of Edin Dzeko and Mo Salah should be enough for Luciano Spalletti's side to finish second behind Juventus in Serie A this season.

Dropping out: Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig.

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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