Konoplyanka's part in Schalke's epic derby comeback tops Power Rankings
ESPN FC's worldwide editorial desks nominate their top performers from the weekend's action. Schalke attacker Yevhen Konoplyanka is this week's No. 1.
1. Yevhen Konoplyanka | Schalke
Why he's here: The 28-year-old was central to Schalke's epic comeback from 4-0 down at half-time in the Revierderby, registering a pair of assists en route to a 4-4 draw at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
2. Mauro Icardi | Internazionale
Why he's here: The Inter captain netted a brace -- giving him nine goals in his past seven appearances -- as they traveled to Sardinia for a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Saturday.
3. Antoine Griezmann | Atletico Madrid
Why he's here: Two goals and an assist for Griezmann as Atletico trounced Levate 5-0 on Saturday. That gives the Frenchman three goals and two assists in his past two games, after tallying a goal and two assists in his previous ten.
4. Matthias Ginter | Borussia Monchengladbach
Why he's here: Ginter shut down Robert Lewandowski and scored the winner as 'Gladbach beat Bayern 2-1 on Saturday to climb into the Champions League places.
5. Ever Banega | Sevilla
Why he's here: Banega kick-started Sevilla's 3-2 comeback victory at Villarreal on Sunday, assisting on their first and scoring the winner from the penalty spot.
6. Ryan Bertrand | Southampton
Why he's here: Saints thrashed lowly Everton 4-1 on Sunday, with Bertrand supplying a pair of assists and suppressing any hopes of a Toffees fightback.
7. Justin Kluivert | Ajax
Why he's here: In 11 previous appearances for Ajax this season, Kluivert yielded no goals or assists. In a 5-1 win over Roda JC on Sunday, the 18-year-old notched a hat trick -- a feat famous father Patrick never accomplished in the Eredivisie.
8. Raheem Sterling | Manchester City
Why he's here: Won the penalty for Sergio Aguero's equaliser before scoring the decider as Man City beat Huddersfield 2-1 on Sunday.
9. Jordi Alba | Barcelona
Why he's here: In Spain's top-of-the-table clash on Sunday, Alba kept Valencia's vaunted counterattack largely in check before scoring a late equaliser in Barca's 1-1 draw.
10. Memphis Depay | Lyon
Why he's here: The former Manchester United star scored twice as Lyon beat Nice 5-0 on Sunday, giving the 23-year-old ten goals and five assists in 18 competitive club appearances this season.
Also receiving votes: Kevin Gameiro (Atletico Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven).
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