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Quotes from voters in this week’s AP Global Football 10

January 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil

“The changes made by (Jose) Mourinho at Chelsea do not diminish the feat of Bradford at Stamford Bridge. One of the greatest achievements of the long history of the FA Cup.”

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Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy

“Paul Pogba gave more impressive proof of his incredible talent. (Antoine) Griezmann was enormous and (Alexandre) Lacazette continued his astonishing line.”

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Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“A result like that witnessed at Stamford Bridge on Saturday was so remarkable that it has been a magnet for cliche. The scoreline is far more striking: Chelsea 2 Bradford City 4.”

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Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, England

“Among the many, many ‘cupsets’ in England this weekend, Bradford City’s was by far the most impressive. Never has Jose Mourinho squandered a 2-0 lead and subsequently lost the game in his career, but League One’s Bantams turned the tables and won 4-2 at Stanford Bridge. Remarkable.”

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Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“Paul Pogba increasingly vindicates those who believe in his great talent. The Juventus midfielder was the great protagonist in the 2-0 Chievo win with an incredibly beautiful goal.”

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Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Juventus smash opponents with the security of their veteran goalkeeper (Gianluigi) Buffon, the great creativity of (Andrea) Pirlo, (Paul) Pogba’s power and perfect understanding of the game of Carlos Tevez.

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Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“The little Brazilian (Neymar) was lethal in his side’s demolition of Elche, sharing the spotlight with Lionel Messi.”

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

“Among the beauties of the FA Cup is that you can throw Jonathan Stead’s name on a list alongside (Lionel) Messi and Neymar and (Gareth) Bale and it fits in. Even if Chelsea didn’t have its best team out there, you’ve got to respect what Bradford City did.”

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James Porteous, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

“Bradford obviously deserve top spot after their amazing upset at Stamford Bridge, and after a remarkable weekend of cup shocks we need to give credit to Middlesbrough, Cambridge United too.”

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Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark

“Despite sensational performances in the FA Cup, Bradford and Middlesbrough can’t compare with the excellence of FC Barcelona.”

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Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Paul Pogba is having an amazing season. He’s dominant in midfield and has considerably improved his consistency as well as his ability to score. It will be hard for Juventus to keep him at the end of the season.”

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Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency, England

“This is a week to salute the FA Cup heroes. Bradford winning at Chelsea, Middlesbrough victorious at Manchester City and Cambridge United holding Manchester United - what a brilliant weekend for all three of them.”

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