Alcacer's brace in Barca win vs. Sevilla enough to top Player Power Rankings
ESPN FC's worldwide editorial desks nominate their top performers from the weekend's action. Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer is this week's No. 1.
1. Paco Alcacer | Barcelona
Why he's here: With Luis Suarez misfiring, Alcacer led Barcelona's line on Saturday, scoring both goals in the 2-1 win over Sevilla.
2. James Rodriguez | Bayern Munich
Why he's here: James registered a pair of assists as Bayern earned a convincing 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
3. Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain
Why he's here: Mbappe stood out amid a star-studded PSG lineup that steamrolled Angers 5-0 on Saturday, scoring twice and adding an assist.
4. Gerson | Roma
Why he's here: The 20-year-old Brazilian scored twice in Roma's 4-2 win over Fiorentina on Sunday, his first goals for the Giallorossi since joining the club in January 2016.
5. Mohamed Salah | Liverpool
Why he's here: Salah scored twice as Liverpool crushed West Ham 4-1 on Saturday, giving him six goals and two assists in his past five appearances.
6. Leighton Baines | Everton
Why he's here: With Everton trailing Watford 2-0, Baines assisted on the Toffees' equaliser before scoring from the penalty spot to secure a massive comeback win in the first minute of stoppage time.
7. Nabil Fekir | Lyon
Why he's here: Two goals in Lyon's 5-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday for Fekir, who's been kept off the score sheet in Ligue 1 just twice this season.
8. Almamy Toure | Monaco
Why he's here: The 21-year-old Malian right-back assisted on three goals in Monaco's 6-0 demolition of Guingamp at the Stade Louis II on Saturday.
9. Florian Thauvin | Marseille
Why he's here: Thauvin provided two goals and an assist in Marseille's 5-0 win over Caen on Saturday, and the 24-year-old has registered a goal or an assist in his past three Ligue 1 appearances.
10. Sandro Wagner | TSG Hoffenheim
Why he's here: Wagner struck twice as Hoffenheim traveled to Cologne to pick up a 3-0 win on Sunday.
Also receiving votes: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Peter Crouch (Stoke City), Ante Budimir (Crotone), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).
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