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Topic - James Porteous
Despite failing to win European soccer's top prize, Barcelona came out as the top team this season in The Associated Press global soccer poll.
Lionel Messi's four-goal burst ensured that he and Barcelona returned to the top of the Associated Press Global Soccer rankings this week.
"Respect to Elche and Malaga for drawing against Barca and Atletico respectively to ensure a mouthwatering winner-takes-all showdown in La Liga next week," James Porteous of The South China Morning Post said.
"Chelsea (is) obviously team of the week for two magnificent defensive displays, playing 180 minutes at the homes of Spain and England's league leaders without conceding a goal - or hardly a shot," James Porteous of the South China Morning Post said.