ESPN FC's worldwide editorial desks nominate their top 10 performers from the week's international action and the results are collated into a Top 10.
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1. Andy Carroll (West Ham United)
Carroll ensured that the final London derby played at the Boleyn Ground was a memorable one for West Ham fans. The lumbering centre-forward netted a hat trick after Arsenal opened up a two-goal advantage en route to an eventual 3-3 draw on Saturday. On his day, Carroll borders on the unplayable, and Saturday was certainly one of his days.
2. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
The last time a Leicester City player scored 20 or more first-division goals in a season, it was 1985 and Gary Lineker was bidding farewell to the club. Vardy scored his 20th and 21st Premier League goals of the season in the Foxes' 2-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday. More crucially, the English international's brace ensured his side remain seven points clear atop the table.
3. Hatem Ben Arfa (Nice)
Ben Arfa's first hat trick for Nice came at an opportune moment. Playing host to fourth-placed Rennes (who held Ligue 1's final Europa League qualifying place), the former Newcastle creator-in-chief led the Cote d'Azur club to an emphatic 3-0 win on Sunday, leapfrogging the visitors to stake a claim to fourth and a place in continental competition with five matches remaining.
4. Divock Origi (Liverpool)
Three days after netting a crucial away goal in Liverpool's 1-1 Europa League draw at Borussia Dortmund, Origi struck a brace in the club's 4-1 thrashing of Stoke on Sunday. The Belgian has three goals and an assist in his past four appearances, accounting for a third of his season totals, which came in 25 appearances prior to his recent hot streak.
5. Koke (Atletico Madrid)
Koke was directly involved in all three goals in Atletico Madrid's 3-1 win over Espanyol on Saturday. A pair of assists (his 11th and 12th of the season) put him joint-top of La Liga's assist leaders (level with Luis Suarez), while a goal for himself was the icing on the cake of a weekend that saw the capital club pull within three points of leaders Barcelona.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Perhaps indicative of just how woeful Eibar were in their 4-0 dismantling at the hands of Real Madrid, Ronaldo registered a goal and a pair of assists, yet the Portuguese could rightfully be frustrated with his performance. Madrid's No. 7 conceivably should have added another pair of goals to his tally, which would have provided further cushion to his four-goal lead over Suarez in the Pichichi race.
7. Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad)
Rulli made six saves in Real Sociedad's surprise 1-0 win over Barcelona on Saturday, ensuring that Mikel Oyarzabal's fifth-minute tally stood up over 90 minutes. The Argentine's clean sheet was his 10th of the season, and he's allowed one goal or fewer in 10 of his past 11 starts.
8. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain)
Lucas was one of just three PSG regulars to start at Guingamp on Saturday as the Ligue 1 champions prepare for their Champions League quarterfinal second leg at Manchester City on Tuesday. The Brazilian capably led the Parisians' youthful XI to a 2-0 win, scoring a brace that's sure to give him confidence in an expected start at the Etihad.
9. James Rodriguez (Real Madrid)
With Luka Modric and Toni Kroos given the afternoon off, James had an opportunity to shine in Real Madrid's midfield. And shine he did, scoring a peach of a free kick and making more tackles than any other Madrid player -- even Casemiro -- en route to a 4-0 win over Eibar.
10. Miroslav Klose (Lazio)
Klose was central to Lazio's 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Palermo on Sunday, scoring twice and assisting on a third at the Stadio Renzo Barbera. In his past four Serie A appearances, the former German international has notched four goals and a pair of assists; in the 17 league games before then, he didn't tally a single goal while registering four assists.
Also receiving votes: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Erik Lamela (Tottenham), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Maxwel Cornet (Lyon), Raul Jimenez (Benfica).