By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Fresh off a second straight drubbing of the once-mighty Barcelona, Bayern Munich was voted the top team in the Associated Press global soccer poll for the sixth straight week.
After dominating the first legs of their Champions League semifinals, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund lead the latest Associated Press global soccer poll.
Barcelona received the maximum points in AP's global soccer rankings on Tuesday, with the team's striker, Lionel Messi, coming close to top marks.
Lionel Messi's four-goal burst ensured that he and Barcelona returned to the top of the Associated Press Global Soccer rankings this week.
"Deservedly champions of Italy, Juventus will be one of the biggest rivals for Bayern for the title of best team in Europe next season," said Cedric Rouquette, of Eurosport in France.
"The Polish striker managed the performance of his life against Real Madrid," said Cedric Rouquette, of Eurosport in France. "One that the press will talk about when he retires, one that he'll tell his grandchildren about and one that will feature in his obituary."