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Quotes from voters in AP Global Football 10

January 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — ___

Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy

“Chelsea deserves the spot of the week: Manchester United is always a big fish, and the wonderful comeback of (Samuel) Eto’o (I was afraid he was finished) is the best news for (Chelsea manager Jose) Mourinho.”


Alejandro Cisternas, El Mercurio, Chile

“After being crowned with the Golden Ball, Cristiano Ronaldo keeps scoring and putting Real Madrid close to Barcelona and Atletico in La Liga. It will be a thrilling fight in Spain.”


James Porteous, South China Morning Post

“Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal starred for Juventus as they continue to cruise to the Serie A title, and Ronaldo and (Luka) Modric stood in out in Real’s smashing of La Liga basement dwellers Real Betis.”


Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“It gave great satisfaction to Mourinho to achieve his 100th Premier League victory, before his home crowd and facing an opponent as big as Manchester United.”


Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed once again that’s a cut above the rest of the level in Ligue 1, with two goals and an assist in the rout over Nantes.”


Manos Staramopoulos, Eleftheros Typos, Greece

“Samuel Eto’o scored three goals and led Chelsea to an important 3-1 win over Manchester United, creating another problem for its coach, David Moyes.”


Orfeo Suarez, El Mundo, Spain

“The head of La Liga changes in two weeks. Now, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have only one point over Real Madrid, who are improving with Modric as a leader in the midfield.”


Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency, England

“Chelsea are doing what they always do - winning the games that count. This time it was Manchester United who were put to the sword, losing 3-1 at Old Trafford. The Jose Mourinho magic is working once again.”


Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“No sooner has Cristiano Ronaldo found a spot on the mantelpiece for his Ballon d’Or, he has got to work on earning another one.”


Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States

“When you score a hat trick against Manchester United, like Eto’o did, that’s a good week, and it doesn’t really matter how well Manchester United is playing at the moment.”


Mark Rodden, Eurosport, France

“Paris Saint-Germain was utterly dominant against a side sitting sixth in the table. They completed 837 passes in the game and have become the first Ligue 1 team to score 50 goals after 21 matches since the 1969-1970 season.”


Richard Jolly, ESPN, United States

“Chelsea eliminated Manchester United from the title race in England with a victory that has major implications for both clubs. Real Madrid were the great beneficiaries of the weekend in Spain, winning while both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid drew, to set up a fascinating three-way fight for the title.”


Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“Samuel Eto’o turned back time and showed he can still be a force with a memorable hat trick in Chelsea’s impressive win over Manchester United.”


Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

“To survive a rollercoaster is as impressive as any win against good opposition. Because of that, Levante deserves consideration.”

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