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LONDON (AP) - Borussia Dortmund’s impressive display over the weekend earned it first place in The Associated Press global soccer poll on Tuesday.
Dortmund routed Hamburg 6-2 on Saturday, and striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s two goals put him at the top of the player vote.
Arsenal was second in the team vote with 112 points, 50 behind Dortmund’s 162 from the 19-man panel. Napoli was third and Atletico Madrid fourth, only three points ahead of Everton, which beat Chelsea 1-0.
Everton midfielder Gareth Barry, who was playing his first match since arriving on loan from Manchester City, impressed in the victory.
“It is amazing to think Barry hadn’t played a minute of first-team football before a man-of-the-match performance against Chelsea on his Everton debut,” Richard Jolly of ESPN said. “It was quite a way to announce himself as Marouane Fellaini’s replacement.”
Barry finished ninth in the player poll with 36 points.
“Jurgen Klopp claimed that Reus would be `going to heaven’ for his clever step over that brought about BVB’s fourth goal,” said James Thorogood, editor of Bundesliga.com. “But his intricate passing and majestic footwork were just as much a reason for the 24-year-old to be worthy of reaching the pearly gates.”
The victory also saw Barcelona finish seventh in the team rankings.
“Gareth Bale may be the world’s most expensive player and he also scored on his debut, but Lionel Messi still holds the title of world’s best player,” Mike McGrath of The Sun and Wardles news agency said. “He showed again that he is priceless to Barcelona.”
Despite conceding twice, Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez made it into 10th in the player poll with 35 points. He made a string of impressive saves that helped earn his side a point.
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