Bayern Munich proved themselves at Arsenal to be one of the favourites for this season's Champions League title and in doing so they also cut the gap on third-placed Manchester United in our European Power Rankings.
Bayern were simply awesome in last week's 3-1 raid in London and, having backed up that result with a 6-1 thumping of Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, the German side are among the big winners in this week's rankings.
Jupp Heynckes's side accrued 44 points over the past seven days, closing on United who managed 19 thanks to their Premier League win over QPR.
While the Bavarian club were flexing their muscles at the top of our elite list, AC Milan were doing likewise towards the bottom, the Rossoneri ending the week a monster 72 points better off. As such, the Serie A giants jump three places to 15th, largely thanks to that famous 2-0 win over Barcelona, who still top the standings despite a 45-point drop.
The top 10 is as-you-were from last week, but Paris St-Germain's wins at Valencia and at home against Marseille - David Beckham's debut for the French capital club, of course - mean Carlo Ancelotti's side close to within a whisker of Chelsea in 10th.
Chelsea are now just five points ahead of PSG after a poor week, which included a Premier League defeat to Manchester City, saw them drop 35 points. City are plus-31 following their week's work.
Eighth-placed Atletico Madrid were big winners, with 47, while Zenit St. Petersburg, down two in 18, pipped Barca to the title of biggest losers having dropped 46.
HOW IT WORKS
To determine our Power Rankings, we use the Euro Club Index, which scientifically analyses hundreds of thousands of matches from the top divisions in all European nations as well as Europa League and Champions League games.
The Index takes into account all matches played over an eight-year period but with recent results carrying more weight than older ones.
The performance of a league's teams in the Champions League and Europa League reflects the rise or fall of the sporting level in that league.
So, for example, if English teams perform well in Europe, all Premier League teams receive a small bonus in their ECI score. The ranking and its predictive power are thus made even more accurate.