Quotes from voters in AP Global Football 10
LONDON (AP) Quotes from voters in this week's Associated Press Global Football 10 after Real Madrid secured team of the week and Roma striker Mattia Destro was awarded the player of the week.
Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy:
''Mattia Destro looks more and more comfortable since he was back from a long-term injury: he's helping Roma with an amazing scoring average (1 goal every 83 minutes) and took the ball home in Cagliari where Roma won thanks to his hat-trick.''
Richard Jolly, ESPN, England:
''Yes, Bayern Munich fielded a weakened team and, yes, they have already won the title but it was a historic achievement nonetheless for lowly Augsburg to inflict a first Bundesliga defeat on Pep Guardiola and condemn the European champions to a first loss in 53 league games.''
Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina:
''It's amazing that Manchester United is the best away team in the Premier League and is out of competition for the championship.''
Tom Timmermann, St.Louis Post-Dispatch, United States:
''Juan Mata had an exceptional game against Newcastle, with two goals and an assist that are a good sign for Manchester United as it tries to salvage its season.''
Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil:
''In the Champions League, Real Madrid routed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at the Bernabeu. In the league, a 4-0 rout of Real Sociedad keeps the hopes of taking the title.''
Manos Staramopoulos, Eleftheros Typos, Greece:
''Liverpool, with two goals from their leader Steven Gerrard, won 2- 1 away at West Ham. Gerrard thus became the sixth top scorer in the club's history with 173 goals, and surpassed Kenny Dalglish.''
James Porteous, South China Morning Post:
''Everton were the most impressive in the games I watched over the weekend, winning their sixth straight and hopefully heading towards the Champions League.''
Cedric Rouquette, Eurosport, France:
''Although they lost their best player Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), PSG has just experienced its best week of the season, beating Chelsea 3-1 and then opening a gap at the top of the league with a team full of reserves.''
Mark Rodden, Eurosport, France:
''Manchester Untied defied expectations by testing Bayern Munich and then followed up with a fourth successive away win in the league. For all its troubles, the outgoing Premier League champions still has the best record on the road in England.''
Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark:
''Real Madrid has overcome disappointments in La Liga brilliantly and looks at the moment the sharpest in Europe with Gareth Bale performing consistently at a high level.''
Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, United States:
''Paris Saint-Germain destroyed Reims with a ''second-rate'' team on Saturday, fielding an alternate XI in preparation for the big match against Chelsea. Lucas Moura dazzled and dazed, strolling through the defensive lines and putting the full-backs to shame.''
Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland:
''Liverpool have won hearts and minds as well as football matches. If the Barclays Premier League where a popularity contest, the Anfield side would have a substantial lead.''
Marco Monteverde, News Corp Australia:
''(Real Madrid's) Seven goals in two matches, including three in a clinical Champions League disposal of Borussia Dortmund, made for a great week for Carlo Ancelotti's men.'