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Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings: April 22, 2014

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Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings: April 22, 2014

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Here are the world soccer power rankings for the third week of April.

10. AS Roma

10. AS Roma
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10. AS Roma

10. AS Roma
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Roma have maintained their spot in the top-10 with impressive results. A 1-0 victory at Fiorentina this week was exactly what the Italian side needed ahead of matches against AC Milan and Juventus.

9. PSG

9. PSG
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9. PSG

9. PSG
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PSG has a six-point lead in Ligue 1 and won over the weekend, but even a Chelsea loss is not enough to make up for a dismal week in which they lost two games.

8. Chelsea

8. Chelsea
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8. Chelsea

8. Chelsea
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Chelsea can make up for a horrible 2-1 loss at home to Sunderland with a midweek victory in Champions League. While the loss in EPL play was huge, they have a fixture remaining against Liverpool that could be a stepping stone for The Chosen One.

7. Manchester City

7. Manchester City
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7. Manchester City

7. Manchester City
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The Citizens won 3-1 on Monday to keep the pressure on favorites Liverpool. A Chelsea victory over the weekend coupled with a City win should see City gain a couple of spots in the rankings.

6. Liverpool

6. Liverpool
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6. Liverpool

6. Liverpool
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The Reds are now favorites to win the EPL title and if their attack duo of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez continue to score goals, then expect to them to hoist the trophy. Additionally, Liverpool face a big test over the weekend when they take on Chelsea at Anfield, with the winner poised to move up in the rankings.

5. Juventus

5. Juventus
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5. Juventus

5. Juventus
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Juventus beat Bologna 1-0 this weekend and have maintained a slim margin in their lead over Liverpool. With few challenging games remaining, expect this to be the ceiling for the Serie A leaders.

4. Barcelona

4. Barcelona
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4. Barcelona

4. Barcelona
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It has been a tough season for Barcelona, and it only got tougher this week as they lost in the Copa Del Rey finals. That result led to Barcelona giving up ground and needing a bit of luck to hang on to the fourth spot.

3. Real Madrid

3. Real Madrid
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3. Real Madrid

3. Real Madrid
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Last week, a Ronaldo-less Madrid faced Barcelona in the Copa del Rey Finals and were able to walk out with a trophy. In doing so, they moved past their rivals in the rankings.

2. Atletico Madrid

2. Atletico Madrid
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2. Atletico Madrid

2. Atletico Madrid
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Madrid won again this weekend. With a huge match against Chelsea looming, expect to see the surprise team of the year make fight for the top spot with any sort of Bayern loss.

1. Bayern Munich

1. Bayern Munich
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1. Bayern Munich

1. Bayern Munich
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Bayern Munich got back to their winning ways last week with 5-1 victory against Kaiserslautern and a 2-0 win at Braunschweig. The Champions League favorites will need a result at Real Madrid if they are to maintain their hold on the top position.

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