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This week’s Player Power Rankings see La Liga dominate across the board, with Luis Suarez’s hat trick and two assists topping the list.
Big wins for Real Madrid and Barcelona, a trophy for Pep, a big loss for PSG and more feature in this week’s In Case You Missed It.

ESPN FC’s global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Luis Suarez’s incredible performance for Barcelona is enough to top this week’s list.

1. Luis Suarez | Barcelona

Why he’s here: In Barca’s 6-1 win over Girona on Saturday, Suarez was directly responsible for five of them, registering a hat trick and a pair of assists.

2. Antoine Griezmann | Atletico Madrid

Why he’s here: Just outshone by Suarez, Griezmann netted a hat trick of his own and added an assist in Atletico’s 5-2 win at Sevilla on Sunday.

3. Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Why he’s here: A pair of goals and an assist for Messi in the win over Girona, highlighted by a cheeky free kick delivered under the wall and into the back of the net.

4. Romelu Lukaku | Manchester United

Why he’s here: Lukaku not only broke his duck against big-six sides with a goal and an assist on Sunday, United’s 2-1 also happened to come at former club Chelsea.

5. Vincent Kompany | Manchester City

Why he’s here: While Pep Guardiola’s revolution at the Etihad has been the narrative of this season, it was Kompany — the face of City’s old guard — who led the club to a 3-0 Carabao Cup final triumph over Arsenal.

Luis Suarez completes his hat trick against Girona.
Luis Suarez’s three goals and two assists vs. Girona was enough to top this week’s list.

6. Santi Mina | Valencia

Why he’s here: The 22-year-old midfielder delivered both Valencia goals in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.

7. Karim Benzema | Real Madrid

Why he’s here: Benzema’s goal and two assists in Madrid’s 4-0 win over Alaves on Saturday equals the number of assists the 30-year-old has amassed in his previous 12 appearances combined.

8. Sergio Aguero | Manchester City

Why he’s here: Shkodran Mustafi’s slack defending betrayed the class of Aguero’s finish as he scored the opener in City’s Carabao Cup final win over Arsenal.

9. Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid

Why he’s here: A pair of goals for Ronaldo in Madrid’s win over Alaves.

10. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic | Lazio

Why he’s here: The 22-year-old midfielder’s brace in Lazio’s 3-0 win at Sassuolo on Sunday were his 10th and 11th goals of the season in all competitions — the first time he’s reached double-digit goals in his career.

Also receiving votes: Emre Can (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Jonas (Benfica), Rony Lopes (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain).

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