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Weekly World Soccer Power Ranking: Barcelona Primed To Overtake Real Madrid

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Weekly World Soccer Power Ranking

Weekly World Soccer Power Ranking
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Most purists out there would say the only way to accurately determine the world’s best team is through the Champions League or the Club World Cup. However, I can't wait for their completion and need a ranking system that produces weekly rankings based on form, injuries and past results.

10. AS Roma

AS Roma
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10. AS Roma

AS Roma
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Over the weekend, Roma got two first half goals to put away Chievo and in doing so, kept themselves in the top 10.

9. Liverpool

Liverpool
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9. Liverpool

Liverpool
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The Reds are scoring goals at an astonishing clip, and their early one goal deficit was not enough to prevent them from a 6-3 victory.

8. Chelsea

Chelsea
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8. Chelsea

Chelsea
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Chelsea demolished Arsenal 6-0 over the weekend, and currently sit on top of the Premier League. However, they have played three more games than Manchester City and have a big Champions League matchup with PSG looming.

7. PSG

PSG
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7. PSG

PSG
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PSG continued their winning ways in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 victory over Lorient. As it has been all season, for PSG to progress higher in the rankings, a deep run in Champions League will be important. They drew Chelsea last week and are looking for an impressive result if they want to crack the top five.

6. Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid
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6. Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid
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Diego Costa continued his good form and helped Atletico to a 2-0 victory, giving them three points and propelling them to the top of La Liga

5. Manchester City

Manchester City
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5. Manchester City

Manchester City
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Manchester City got back to their winning ways by crushing Fulham 5-0.

4. Juventus

Juventus
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4. Juventus

Juventus
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Juventus does not score a ton of goals, but like a typical Italian squad, they do not concede. Their 1-0 victory over the weekend against Catania was the third 1-0 victory in a row and fourth in five matches.

3. Barcelona

Barcelona
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3. Barcelona

Barcelona
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Barcelona's impressive 4-3 victory at Bernabeu have them nipping at the heels of their arch rival, Real Madrid.

2. Real Madrid

Real Madrid
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2. Real Madrid

Real Madrid
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Real Madrid had their chances against Barcelona and twice had the lead. Any result short of a victory mixed with a Barcelona win will have the two flip-flopping next week.

1. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich
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1. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich
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Bayern wins. Bayern posts a shutout. Bayern holds on to the top spot.