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Barcelona, Messi plunge out of AP Top 10 rankings

 Manchester City's David Silva celebrates scoring against Fulham during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Eng...
 Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria from Argentina, left, is congratulated by teammate Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal after scoring a goal against Valencia...
 Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates after scoring against Valencia during their La Liga soccer match at the Mestalla stadium in ...

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Manchester City's David Silva celebrates scoring against Fulham during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Eng...

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Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria from Argentina, left, is congratulated by teammate Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal after scoring a goal against Valencia...

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates after scoring against Valencia during their La Liga soccer match at the Mestalla stadium in ...

Lionel Messi and Barcelona were dumped from the top of the Associated Press Global Football Rankings this week and were replaced by rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid.
Messi fell to fifth place and Barcelona out of the list altogether after a surprise 3-2 loss to Real Sociedad, the team's first league defeat of the season.
Panelist Mike McGrath of England's Sun newspaper and Wardles news agency says "a rare defeat for Barcelona meant a window of opportunity for another team to take top place."