Bayern Munich back on top as Real Madrid slip down the ranks
ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see a shuffle among the top three teams.
After last week’s leaders lost for the first time this season, there’s a new No. 1 in Shaka Hislop’s Power Rankings!
1. Bayern Munich (+1)
Their recent draw with Eintracht Frankfurt means Bayern can’t win every Bundesliga streaming game they play this season but, having been victorious in 11 of 12 so far, one wonders how many points they will drop. Most recently, Pep Guardiola’s side eased to a 4–0 win over Stuttgart, with Thomas Muller scoring one and assisting two.
2. Barcelona (+1)
New week, same story: In the absence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez carried Barcelona to victory. The pair was responsible for all three goals — Neymar got two and Suarez one — vs. Villarreal and have combined to score 20 of the 23 Barca have netted since Messi got injured.
3. Real Madrid (-2)
It wasn’t the ideal way to warm up for the Clasico on Nov. 21, that’s for sure, La Liga streaming. Rafa Benitez’s side went to Sevilla and suffered their first league defeat of the season, while also losing Sergio Ramos to injury. The international break offers some time for the dust to settle but Barca loom on the horizon.
4. Paris Saint-Germain (no change)
PSG went into the international break with a seven-game winning streak and a 10-point lead in Ligue 1, having thrashed Toulouse 5–0 last weekend. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the star, scoring twice to nine goals in eight games, while Angel Di Maria scored for the second successive league game.
5. Porto (+2)
They left it late against Vitoria Setubal but two goals in the game’s final quarter eventually sealed victory for Porto, who stay second in the Portuguese league, five points behind Sporting but with a game in hand. Iker Casillas kept a clean sheet and now heads off to continue his battle for the Spain starting spot with David De Gea.
6. Borussia Dortmund (+2)
Manager Thomas Tuchel was a winner in his Revierderby as Dortmund saw off Schalke 3–2. BVB’s 12 Bundesliga games this season have featured 50 goals in total and 14 of those have been scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who tops the league scoring charts along with Robert Lewandowski.
7. Fiorentina (+2)
When Fiorentina lost back-to-back games against Napoli and Roma in mid-October, the suspicion was that the early-season promise they had shown was not more than that. Since that blip, however, Paulo Sousa’s side have won three in a row and now sit at the top of the Serie A standings.
8. Inter (+2)
Trailing Fiorentina on goal difference only are Inter, who claimed their third straight — and seventh overall this season — 1–0 win. Torino were their latest victims as Geoffrey Kondogbia’s goal made the difference. Do Inter score enough goals to win the title? If you don’t concede any then you only need one per game!
9. Manchester City (-4)
It was a disappointing weekend for City, who could only take a point from Aston Villa despite dominating the game. Manuel Pellegrini will hope to have Sergio Aguero and David Silva available after the international break and will also be crossing his fingers that those two playmakers manage to stay fit.
10. Manchester United (new)
They might not play with the swashbuckling style of Sir Alex Ferguson’s teams but Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United continue to grind out results and find themselves currently two points off the top in the Premier League and top of their Champions League group. They’ve also gone 555 minutes since they last conceded a goal.
Dropping out: Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Shaka Hislop played for over 10 years in the Premier League live streams and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup. Watch him on ESPN FC TV!