- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) - Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil

“Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick in the semifinal of the League Cup against West Ham and scored over the weekend against Newcastle. He must be a rival to Diego Costa for the starting place as striker in the Spanish national team.”

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sports, Italy

“A special mention also for Juventus as they managed to win 11 games in a row and look determined to clinch their third consecutive Serie A title, while there’s a new kid on the block on the Italian scene: Sassuolo’s Berardi, 19, scored four goals against AC Milan and got lots of attention on him.”


Richard Jolly, ESPN, United States

“Whatever else 19-year-old Domenico Berardi does in his career, he will forever be remembered for scoring four goals against AC Milan to give Sassuolo an unlikely win.”

Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Athletic Bilbao have improved 15 points compared to this time last season. In addition, the Basques scored six goals in a game for the first time since October 1996.”

Manos Staramopoulos, Eleftheros Typos, Greece

“The Uruguayan star Luis Suarez is in awesome condition. He scored two goals and drove Liverpool down the road of success with an important away victory against Stoke City.”

Marco Monteverde, football writer for News Corp., Australia

“Brutal in their League Cup demolition of West Ham, Manchester City backed it up a few days later with a solid away performance against Newcastle to make it six Premier League wins on the trot.”

Mark Rodden, Eurosport, France

“Benfica paid tribute to recently-deceased club legend Eusebio in the best way possible - beating the defending Portuguese champions and their bitter rivals Porto to move top of the table.”

Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

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