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Mike McGrath, Wardles news agency/The Sun, England.

''Scoring in 19 consecutive matches and against every team in the league is a Lionel Messi record that will probably never be beaten, unless he breaks it himself.''

Will Tidey, The Bleacher Report, United States.

''Claudio Pizarro - Four goals and two assists for Bayern in their 9-2 annihilation of Hamburg is a pretty decent return for a player struggling to hold down a first-team spot. Arjen Robben-The Dutchman went against his selfish reputation by laying on a goal in Bayern's rout. He scored two to make up for it.''

Cedric Rouquette, Eurosport, France.

''In the top places are three teams set to lift their domestic championships and who have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals. Bayern and Juventus showed their strength in their own way, Bayern giving a demonstration of power against a team as respectable as Hamburg and Juve in imposing its authority in a top of the table clash with Inter.''

James Thorogood,, Germany.

'' He might currently be Bayern's third choice striker, but the Bundesliga's all-time top foreign goalscorer Claudio Pizarro was firing on all cylinders this weekend. The Peruvian, who bagged four of his own, played a direct part in six of the nine goals the record titleholders scored against Hamburg, a feat last achieved in Germany's top flight back in 2001. Bayern - Cue the cliche `Bayern are on cloud nine' headlines, but when it came to their emphatic 9-2 win over Hamburg the record titleholders weren't just on another level, they were in a completely different stratosphere, especially when you consider this was a second-string side to a degree. The Bundesliga's runaway leaders carved the Red Shorts apart like they were a Sunday league team and arguably should have broken the double digits mark, as they underwent a near-perfect preparation for their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Juventus.''

James Porteous, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong.

''No doubt about which team had the most impressive result this week - Bayern's 9-2 demolition of Hamburg merely underlined how good they have been this season. Claudio Pizarro, with four goals, and Arjen Robben, with two, both shone there, but I've gone for Messi - yet again - as player of the week. Yes, he and Barca weren't at their best in an underwhelming draw against Celta Vigo, but Messi set yet another milestone, one few even would consider a possibility - scoring against every other team in the league consecutively. Elsewhere, Juve impressed in winning the Derby d'Italia against Inter, Spurs and Gareth Bale continued their charge for a Champions League place, and the unlikely figure of Gervinho, much-mocked and maligned this season, deserves inclusion for his display for Arsenal.''

Filip Bondy, New York Daily News, United States.

Bayern Munich - They're leading the table by 20 points and now they score nine goals in a single match. Is it too late to apply for admission to La Liga, because it sure looks as if Bayern has outgrown the Bundesliga.''

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