Douglas Costa's hat trick of assists leads Player Power Rankings
ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Douglas Costa's treble of assists is enough to top this week's edition.
1. Douglas Costa | Juventus
Why he's here: Costa entered a scoreless match in the 43rd minute. Two minutes later, he assisted on Mario Mandzukic's opener. When the 90 minutes were up on Sunday, Juve had beaten Sampdoria 3-0, and the Brazilian had provided the assists for all three markers.
2. Vincent Kompany | Manchester City
Why he's here: Kompany kept the prolific Harry Kane off the score sheet, provided an assist of his own, and captained City to a 3-1 win at sumptuous Spurs -- oh, and was crowned Premier League champion for a third time following Manchester United's defeat on Sunday.
3. Kevin Volland | Bayer Leverkusen
Why he's here: Volland scored the eventual winner in Bayer Leverkusen's victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sturday, and then added two more goals to pad the full-time score to 4-1.
4. Olivier Giroud | Chelsea
Why he's here: Another influential substitute. Giroud entered Chelsea's contest at Southampton in the 61st minute trailing 2-0; he scored twice in the ensuing 17 minutes to kick-start the Blues to a 3-2 comeback win on Saturday.
5. Giovani Lo Celso | Paris Saint-Germain
Why he's here: Lo Celso excelled in PSG's midfield, scoring twice (and providing the corner that Falcao turned into his own net) as Les Parisiens wrestled back the Ligue 1 crown from Monaco in a 7-1 win over the Monegasques on Sunday.
6. Philippe Coutinho | Barcelona
Why he's here: Coutinho's pair of assists led Barcelona to a 2-1 victory over third-placed Valencia on Saturday, and extended the Catalan club's unbeaten run to a La Liga-record 39 games.
7. Sandro Wagner | Bayern Munich
Why he's here: Wagner scored twice as Bayern were rampant in a commanding 5-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
8. Isco | Real Madrid
Why he's here: Isco scored a sublime free kick and added an assist to his tally, orchestrating Madrid's 2-1 win at Malaga on Sunday.
9. Angel Di Maria | Paris Saint-Germain
Why he's here: Di Maria returned to form in PSG's title-clinching win over Monaco, registering a pair of goals on Sunday.
10. Wilfried Zaha | Crystal Palace
Why he's here: Zaha scored twice in Palace's 3-2 win over Brighton, a victory that sees the South London club move six points clear of the relegation zone.
Also receiving votes: Ayoze Perez (Newcastle), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Hector Herrera (Porto).
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