Soccer Power Rankings: Real Madrid storms into tip 10 forward of Champions League showdown with Ajax

The Champions League turn of 16 kicks off this week with a party first-leg battles, and half of a remaining teams will be in action. Two Premier League teams will play, as will reigning champs Real Madrid and clever PSG. With dual games on Tuesday and dual some-more on Wednesday, here’s how they arrange when it comes to altogether peculiarity of a tie:

Here’s how we would arrange a ties due to watch-ability:

1) Manchester United vs. PSG (Tuesday during 3 p.m. ET on fuboTV — Try for free): This is something else, even with Neymar and Edinson Cavani out with injuries. Every year feels like it could be PSG’s time, yet a damage bug struck again and now they are no longer a clever favorites in a tie. Manchester United is many softened and hasn’t mislaid in 2019. This is must-see TV, even yet Neymar. One of a best remaining ties in a cup. 

2) Real Madrid vs. Ajax (Wednesday during 3 p.m. ET on fuboTV): This tie would have been third for me behind Dortmund and Tottenham, yet a new alleviation of Los Blancos creates this many some-more exciting. While it seemed like Ajax had a clever probability of relocating on, this now looks to gaunt heavily toward Real. In a final week, Real has shown it can contest with a large boys in Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in Spain, and with a some-more gifted and in-form patrol than Ajax, a fourth true pretension is still a possibility.

3) Dortmund vs. Tottenham (Wednesday during 3 p.m. ET on fuboTV): No Harry Kane and maybe no Dele Alli takes a lot divided from this game, yet it should still be super fun. Both clubs have a ton of speed in a final third and we should unequivocally declare utterly a aggressive display. It’s going to be physical, romantic and potentially chaotic. 

4) Roma vs. Porto (Tuesday during 3 p.m. ET on fuboTV): By distant a slightest intriguing, yet Roma did make a semifinals final season. The Italian bar hasn’t been super pointy this season, and Porto has finished good in Portugal, yet isn’t a group of over a decade ago that was indeed a hazard to win it all. This feels like a conflict between dual teams that will roughly expected see a leader pile-up out in a subsequent round. 

Now to a rankings…


How a rankings work

We list a tip 25 teams in a universe formed on new form. The teams personification a best soccer — in their particular leagues and in general competitions — will be considered. Quality of a opponents will also be taken into an account, yet above all, a many critical factors are new formula and altogether standings in competitions.

World Club Soccer Power Rankings

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RKTEAMCHGANALYSIS

1. 

Barcelona (ESP)

A pull opposite both Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, yet still looking good in each competition. Lionel Messi looks a bit off yet as if his damage is still bothering him.2.

Manchester City (ENG)

+1What else is there to contend to about a group that crushes Chelsea 6-0? Oh yeah, this group might usually be a Premier League favorite over Liverpool now.3. 

Liverpool (ENG)

-1Needed to kick Bournemouth and did, and a invulnerability managed to finally get a purify piece after 3 true games. Still in excellent figure in a league.

4.

Juventus (ITA)

–Cristiano Ronaldo has 18 goals and a group should run divided with Serie A. But can CR7 beam them to UCL glory?

5.

PSG (FRA)

–Add Cavani to a damage list, which, with Neymar out, could meant bad news opposite Manchester United. 

6.

Manchester United (ENG)

+1

Still undefeated underneath Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. It creates one consternation is Ole that good or was Jose Mourinho usually that bad?

7.

Bayern Munich (GER)

+3

Don’t demeanour now yet Bayern is usually 5 points behind of Borussia Dortmund. Finding a slit and some coherence during a behind could be adequate to win a league.

8.

Real Madrid (ESP)

+5

Well, Los Blancos are now usually 6 points behind of first-place Barcelona and are a favorite opposite Ajax in UCL. Vinicius Junior is a outrageous problem down a left for any opponent. 

9.

Borussia Dortmund (GER)

-3

Blowing a 3-0 lead late in a second half was usually horrific. If they finish adult losing a Bundesliga, you’ll be means to indicate to final weekend’s game. 

10.

Atletico Madrid (ESP)

-2

Consecutive waste and their initial detriment during home has Los Colchoneros reeling. The conflict has looked confused and tired. Alvaro Morata isn’t helping.

11.

Tottenham (ENG)

Maybe Tottenham doesn’t need Harry Kane. Kidding, yet Heung-min Son continues to uncover he is class, reaching double-digit goals on a season. 

12.

Arsenal (ENG)

Might finish adult being a two-horse competition for fourth place with Manchester United. The Gunners invulnerability has conceded in 4 true though.

13.

Lille (FRA)

+1

Another win and pulling divided in second in Ligue 1. The warn of a deteriorate in Europe and a group has a splendid destiny with a bucket of immature talent. 

14.

Chelsea (ENG)

-5

That detriment to Manchester City was usually ugly. The group looks like night and day from a commencement of a season. Maurizio Sarri needs to get it bound ASAP.

15.

Napoli (ITA)

+1

In 23 Serie A games this season, Napoli has conceded usually 18 goals. Keep that up, and second place will be there, no problem. 

16.

Porto (POR)

-1

This weekend’s 0-0 pull during Moreirense non-stop a doorway for Benfica to get right behind into a pretension fight. Blown chance. 

17.

Benfica (POR)

+2

A 10-0 win over Nacional in that 8 opposite players scored. It’s a biggest win in a joining in some-more than 60 years.

18.

PSV (NED)

Started feeble yet came from 2-0 down to acquire a pull during Utrecht. Still heading Eredivisie by 6 points. 

19.

Atalanta (ITA)

NR

Pushing for a tip 4 in Serie A and undefeated in a final 8 in all competitions. Duvan Zapata already has 21 goals this season.

20.

Wolverhampton (ENG)

Wolves came divided with an extraordinary 1-1 pull opposite Newcastle in a final seconds. They’re dominant in their final 4 Premier League games.21.

Watford (ENG)

+1

Watford needs usually 4 some-more points to compare final season’s win total. Last deteriorate a bar finished in 14th. Right now they lay in eighth. 

22.

Ajax (NED)

-1

They blew a outrageous probability opposite Heracles to in. closer to PSV atop a table. And it wasn’t since of resting guys with Real Madrid next. Zero goals on 22 shots. 

23.

Roma (ITA)

+1

After 13 goals authorised in a final four, Roma finally got a purify piece this weekend. But a invulnerability wasn’t many improved, permitting 16 shots and 5 on frame. Doesn’t bode good for UCL.  24.    

Borussia Monchengladbach (GER)

-7

A 3-0 detriment during home opposite Hertha raises questions. Has this group been for real, was this outcome a pointer of things to come or was it usually an off day — a unequivocally off day? 

25.

RB Leipzig (GER)

Deserved some-more than a pull opposite Eintracht yet in a finish it still keeps their pillow in fourth place. American Tyler Adams already looks comfortable, as he came on as a sub. 


Biggest movers:
Real Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach
Out of tip 25: Strasbourg (FRA)
Honorable mentions: Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR), Celtic (SCO)

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