Iniesta, Kroos and Bale close in on Payet in UEFA Player barometer at EURO 2016

The France star has now been top of the pile for nine consecutive days after another stunning showing for the hosts against Albania but Europe's best are hot on his tail

France midfielder Dimitri Payet is facing increasing competition from Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta and Gareth Bale in UEFA’s official SOCAR Player Barometer at EURO 2016.

Payet, who has now led the rankings for nine consecutive days, was again on the scoresheet in the hosts’ 2-0 win over Albania to become the first France international since Zinedine Zidane in 2004 to have had a hand in three goals for France at a EURO finals.

Wales star Bale climbed to seventh after scoring his second free-kick in two matches, though it wasn’t enough to stop his side going down 2-1 to England in Lens.

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Germany slumped to a goalless draw against Poland but a strong midfield showing from Bale’s Real Madrid colleague Kroos kept him second in the rankings, while an Iniesta masterclass in Spain’s 3-0 dismantling of Turkey saw the Barcelona captain become one of the fastest risers this week as he climbed to eighth.

The Player Barometer values different data points in direct correlation to each player's position and weights performances in direct relation to the strength of the opposition.

To check out the full Player Barometer click here.

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