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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31591921 Raise it up Raise+it+up World

Curious to see where you favorite team ranks amongst the upper echelon in club football? Check out FOX Soccer's Power Rankings. As always, remember to take some time to address some feedback to last week's rankings, be that feedback via email, Twitter, or in the comments section. We'll respond to the best questions every week and post our response here on the site

 

In this week's edition, AC Milan makes a triumphant entrance and with good reason. A stunning 2-0 victory over Champions League favorites Barcelona at the San Siro warrants a place in our weekly list. Yes, there remains a second leg at the Camp Nou, but the fact remains that Massimiliano Allegri's team hold a significant advantage over the La Liga giants which many experts, including this very own site, didn't see coming.

 

With that upset, Bayern Munich takes full control of this week's top spot. But where do the rest of the clubs fall? Find out and read on:

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31595865 Bayern Munich Bayern+Munich World

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League Record: 18-3-1, first place, Bundesliga (Germany)

Domestic Cup: Quarterfinal vs. Borussia Dortmund on Feb. 27 at Allianz Arena.

Europe: Round of 16 Champions League second-leg match versus Arsenal at Alianz Arena on Mar. 13

Last five league matches: 5-0-0

 

Summary:

After chugging along in Germany with a 2-0 win at Mainz, Bayern got its first ever win in London with an almost flawless 3-1 victory against Arsenal. That, coupled with Barca’s loss Wednesday, pushes Bayern ahead of the Catalans at the moment.

 

Upcoming match: Bundesliga match at home to Werder Bremen on Feb. 23

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31591930 Barcelona Barcelona World

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League Record: 21-2-1, first place, La Liga (Spain)

Domestic Cup: Plays second leg versus Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Feb. 26 (1-1 aggregate)

Europe: Round of 16 Champions League match versus AC Milan on Mar. 12 at Camp Nou

Last five league matches: 3-1-1

 

Summary: Barcelona looked uncharacteristically hesitant and without ideas in a 2-0 Champions League defeat against a well-organized AC Milan team. Barca revealed its defensive weaknesses once more, and now face the very real threat of getting bounced in the Round of 16. An incredible thought, to say the least.

 

Upcoming match: La Liga match at home to Sevilla on Feb. 23

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31591926 Manchester United Manchester+United World

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League Record: 21-2-3, first place, Premier League (England)

Domestic Cup: Playing either Chelsea or Middlesbrough in a quarterfinal tie at Old Trafford on Mar. 10

Europe: Takes 1-1 first leg UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw against Real Madrid back to Old Trafford on Mar. 5

Last five league matches: 4-1-0

 

Summary:

 

Sir Alex Ferguson might agree with Arsene Wenger that the FA Cup isn’t his priority. But the difference is that United’s second unit is still plenty good enough. Even Nani showed up and promptly became the hero in the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Reading.

Upcoming match: Premier League match at QPR on Feb. 23

 

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31591931 Juventus Juventus World

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League Record: 17-4-4, first place, Serie A (Italy)

Domestic Cup: Eliminated from Coppa Italia in semifinal round against Lazio

Europe: Holds 3-0 first leg advantage in round of 16 Champions League match versus Celtic. Second leg match will take place at Juventus Stadium on Mar. 6

Last five league matches: 3-1-1

 

Summary:

Juventus dropped points in the Serie A title race after a 1-0 loss at Roma that shouldn’t have been that close. But we’ll give the Old Lady the benefit of the doubt for now and attribute that one to a post-Celtic hangover.

 

Upcoming match: Serie A match at home  to Siena on Feb. 24

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31591919 Borussia Dortmund Borussia+Dortmund World

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League Record: 12-6-4, second place, Bundesliga (Germany)

Domestic Cup: Scheduled to meet Bayern Munich in DFB Pokal quarterfinals on Feb. 27

Europe: Will take 2-2 first leg draw back to Signal-Iduna-Park after drawing Shakhtar Donetsk in UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match

Last five league matches: 4-0-1

 

Summary:

Dortmund responded well from a shocking 3-1 home defeat by Hamburg last week, riding a Marco 'Rolls' Reus hat-trick to an easy 3-0 victory against Nurnberg.

 

Upcoming match: Travels to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Feb. 24

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31591932 Paris Saint-Germain Paris+Saint-Germain World

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League Record: 15-6-4, first place, Ligue 1 (France)

Domestic Cup: Will meet Olympique Marseille in Coupe de France on Feb. 27

Europe: Holds 2-1 first leg lead over Valencia in UEFA Champions League round of 16

Last five league matches: 4-1-0

 

Summary:

PSG lost 3-2 to struggling Sochaux over the weekend, reducing its league lead to just 3 points. For a team that just recently ran off eight straight games without allowing a goal, that’s a shocking scoreline. Is it just an anomaly or start of a slump?

 

Upcoming match: At home to Marseille in a Ligue 1 encounter on Feb. 24

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31595871 Real Madrid Real+Madrid World

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League Record: 15-4-5, third place, La Liga (Spain)

Domestic Cup: Travel to Barcelona for second leg Copa del Rey tie on Feb. 26

Europe: Holds 1-1 draw against Manchester United in UEFA Champions League round of 16 play. Second leg at Old Trafford on Mar. 5

Last five league matches: 4-0-1

 

Summary:

Real easily held off Rayo Vallecano with a 2-0 win despite being down to 10 men for most of the match. And cross-town rivals Rayo, at 7th in La Liga, is no joke team either.

 

Upcoming match: A trip to Deportivo La Coruna on Feb. 23

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31591927 FC Porto FC+Porto+ World

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League Record: 15-0-4, first place, Primeira Liga (Portugal)

Domestic Cup: Semifinal match versus Rio Ave Futebol Clube on Feb. 27

Europe: Mar 13 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Malaga at Rosaleda

Last five league matches: 4-1-0

 

Summary:

Many thought the match-up with La Liga’s fourth-best team would be an up-and-down battle, capable of going either way. But in the first leg, Porto looked head and shoulders above Malaga, out-shooting the Spanish side 18-2 in a 1-0 victory.

 

Upcoming match: Primeira Liga match at home to Rio Ave on Feb. 23

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31591925 Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar+Donetsk World

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League Record: 17-0-1, first place, Premier League (Ukraine)

Domestic Cup: Quarterfinal at home to Karpaty on Apr. 16

Europe: Drew 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund in Round of 16 Champions League first leg. Second leg to be played Mar. 5

Last five league matches: 5-0-0

 

Summary:

Shakhtar has outscored opponents 8-2 in their four friendly matches last week, for whatever that’s worth. Hey, don’t blame us that the Ukrainian league is in their break period.

 

Upcoming match: Premier League match at home to Volyn on Mar. 01

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World 2018 43 World Club Power Rankings : February 21 - 27 31595870 AC Milan AC+Milan World

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League Record: 13-7-5, third place, Serie A (Italy)

Domestic Cup: Knocked out by Juventus in the quarterfinals

Europe: Holds 2-0 first leg lead over Barcelona in UEFA Champions League round of 16. Second leg at Camp Nou on Mar. 12

Last five league matches: 4-0-1

 

Summary:

The Rossoneri have awakened. Sure, maybe Napoli, Atletico, Manchester City and about five other squads could claim they deserve our No. 10 spot, but did any of those teams beat Barcelona this week? Didn’t think so.

 

Upcoming match: Faces Inter Milan at San Siro on Feb. 24

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