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Quotes from AP Global Football 10 voters

December 2, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti leads Real Madrid from success to success. He has achieved a new record high: 16 consecutive wins. 10 in the league, five in the Champions League and one in the cup after an away 2-1 win against Malaga.”

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Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“Sergio Aguero may have drawn a blank against Southampton, but his performance was still superb. So too was his hat-trick against Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek. Even if they are accused of being a one-man team, Manchester City were the top performers.”

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Cedric Rouquette, CReaFeed agency, France

“Miralem Pjanic played a terrific role in Roma’s thrilling victory vs Inter Milan. He was all you can ask from a modern midfielder. Aggressive in the pressure from midfield, great in passing and efficient in front of the goal.”

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James Porteous, South China Morning Post

“Real Madrid for team of the week as they made it a new club record of 16 wins in a row with victories in the Champions League and La Liga. It’s also hard to look beyond Messi yet again for player of the week as he broke the Champions League all-time scoring record in typical fashion - with a hat trick.”

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Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“What a week for Sergio Aguero, with a hat trick against Bayern Munich and then two assists in a big Premier League match against Southampton. Manchester City may be the one team that can catch Chelsea if Aguero keeps this form.”

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Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy

“It was a big records week for Real Madrid (16 victories in a row) and Messi (top goalscorer in Champions League history), but I prefer Manchester City as top spot for the comeback versus Bayern Munich.”

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Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Miralem Pjanic scored a double against Inter Milan and showed a great piece of his fantastic talent last Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico when Roma beat Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan side 4-2.”

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Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“Manchester City finally found form in the Champions League against none other than the great Bayern Munich, before easily beating Southampton to remind Chelsea that the race for the Premier League title is well and truly alive.”

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Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Juventus had a very good week, reaching the knockout stage in the Champions League and also won in thrilling fashion against Torino with a great goal from Andrea Pirlo.”

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