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Quotes from this week’s AP Global Football 10 voters

February 24, 2015
Wolfsburg's Bas Dost, center, from the Netherlands celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Europa League round of 32 first leg soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Sporting Lisbon at the VW Arena stadium in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP Photo / Markus Schreiber)
Wolfsburg's Bas Dost, center, from the Netherlands celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Europa League round of 32 first leg soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Sporting Lisbon at the VW Arena stadium in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP Photo / Markus Schreiber)

LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10:

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Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil

“Bayern came back slowly from the winter break, but has returned to its usual pace. They include the 14 goals in the last two rounds of the Bundesliga. With (Robert) Lewandowski and (Arjen) Robben unstoppable, the team of (Pep) Guardiola ran over Paderborn 6-0.”

Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“The biggest surprise win in Europe was Malaga 1-0 in Barcelona. It was amazing.”

Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Bayern Munich have forgone the traditional title race this season and have instead issued a simple warning to their rivals not to even try it. Pep Guardiola’s side have scored 14 goals in two matches in an explicit show of strength.”

Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone forgot about the three forwards. He returned to the 4-4-2 formation and decided on his best style, and in 45 minutes, the match against Almeria.”

Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

″(Bas) Dost just keeps scoring goals, netting four more this week over two matches to add to the four he bagged last week.”

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

“I don’t know what’s gotten into Bas Dost, but I’m sure everyone else would love a piece of it. What a run he’s on. Too bad Wolfsburg won’t be challenging Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.”

Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, England

“Celta Vigo, infamous this season for simply not being able to score, downed an improving Deportivo La Coruna side away from home. It’s one of the finest results of the weekend, but will likely fly thoroughly under the radar.”

Shintaro Kano, Kyodo, Japan

″(Bas) Dost is a man on fire, almost singlehandedly keeping Wolfsburg within touching distance of Bayern. Unfortunately for Wolfsburg, he may not be at the club beyond this season at this rate.”

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Just when Atalanta were making things heated for Juventus, Andrea Pirlo reminded us why people keep calling him ‘the Italian maestro.’”

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