Cristiano Ronaldo pips Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane in World Cup Power Rankings

Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the World Cup Power Rankings for a second successive matchday.

The Portugal forward hit a hat-trick during the 3-3 draw with Spain and sent Morocco home with the match-winner in a 1-0 win on Wednesday.

Belgium thrashed Tunisia 5-2 on Saturday, with Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku (No 2) scoring twice for the second game running.

One day later, England smashed minnows Panama 6-1 to draw level with Belgium atop Group G on goals scored and conceded, with captain Harry Kane (No 3) converting two penalties and claiming a deflected third for his hat-trick.

Russia striker Denis Cheryshev (No 4) went into Monday’s clash with Uruguay on three goals, having scored twice in the tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia and netted again during a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday.

Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho (No 5) soared up the chart after breaking the deadlock against Costa Rica in second-half stoppage time before team-mate Neymar sealed the win.

The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player’s performance over the entire tournament so far by awarding points to players for 32 different stats. Below, we present this round’s Power Rankings and each nation’s top points scorer.

The Sky Sports Power Rankings will be updated after each round at the World Cup, so be sure to keep an eye on the big movers…

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