Power Rankings: Barcelona continue to lead; Liverpool, Spurs drop


Shaka Hislop

The ESPN FC panel don't have a bad word to say about Liverpool's performance but are in awe of the way Lionel Messi almost single-handedly beat them back. Gab Marcotti was more impressed with Ajax's maturity and ability to manage a 1-0 result away from home than with their attacking prowess. The newly-crowned Spanish champions are still No. 1, but there is movement below as two English clubs drop and Ajax climb again. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); Dropping out: Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund Agree? Disagree? Let us know, and watch Shaka defend his picks on ESPN FC TV, which airs daily on ESPN+.

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