Marco Asensio grabs top spot in Player Power Rankings with a brace at Betis
ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Marco Asensio's brace for Real Madrid in a 5-3 win at Real Betis tops our list.
1. Marco Asensio | Real Madrid
Why he's here: Asensio delivered a pair of vital goals as Madrid fought back from a deficit for the second time this week, earning a 5-3 comeback win at Real Betis on Sunday.
2. Olivier Giroud | Chelsea
Why he's here: The former Arsenal man scored once and assisted on two others as Chelsea brushed aside Hull 4-0 on Friday in the FA Cup.
3. Kevin Gameiro | Atletico Madrid
Why he's here: Despite sitting behind Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa in Atletico's forward pecking order, it was Gameiro who turned the game for Los Rojiblancos, scoring one and assisting the other in Sunday's 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
4. Willian | Chelsea
Why he's here: The Brazilian bagged a brace in Chelsea's FA Cup win over Hull, a match in which he proved to be the heartbeat of the Blues' attack.
5. Romelu Lukaku | Manchester United
Why he's here: Lukaku scored two well-taken goals in Manchester United's straightforward 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday in the FA Cup.
6. Roman Burki | Borussia Dortmund
Why he's here: In a tight 1-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach, that ultimately was determined by Marco Reus' goal, Burki kept Dortmund in the Borussen derby by making 11 saves.
7. Neymar | Paris Saint-Germain
Why he's here: The Brazilian's disinterest vs. Strasbourg soon gave way to a one-goal, one-assist performance in PSG's 5-2 win over the promoted side.
8. Edinson Cavani | Paris Saint-Germain
Why he's here: The Uruguayan continued his fine goal scoring form, adding a brace in the win vs. Strasbourg.
9. Cengiz Under | Roma
Why he's here: Another week, another goal for the red-hot 20-year-old Turkey international, who scored the winner in Roma's 2-0 win at Udinese.
10. Lucas Vazquez | Real Madrid
Why he's here: While Asensio stole the headlines at Betis, Vazquez provided a pair of assists in Madrid's come-from-behind win over Los Verdiblancos.
Also receiving votes: Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Tiquinho Soares (Porto), Bertrand Traore (Lyon).
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