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Topic - Tom Timmermann
Real Madrid's 6-1 thrashing of Schalke followed by its 2-2 draw with La Liga title rival Atletico Madrid sent it to the top of this week's Associated Press global soccer poll.
Richard Jolly, ESPN, England
Real Madrid's 6-1 thrashing of Schalke followed by its 2-2 draw with La Liga title rival Atletico Madrid sent it to the top of this week's Associated Press global football poll.
Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States
Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy
Tom Timmermann, St.Louis Post-Dispatch, United States
Bayern Munich received 166 points out of a possible 170 to top this week's Associated Press global soccer poll.
Gareth Bale took first place in The Associated Press global soccer poll Tuesday after scoring his first hat trick for Real Madrid.
Robin van Persie held off last year's winner Lionel Messi to earn player of the week honors in the first round of The Associated Press global soccer poll.
Frank Lampard earned the top spot in the weekly Associated Press global soccer poll for the first time after setting Chelsea's career goals record.
After dominating the first legs of their Champions League semifinals, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund lead the latest Associated Press global soccer poll.
It's turning into a procession for Bayern Munich in the Associated Press global soccer poll.
Barcelona received the maximum points in AP's global soccer rankings on Tuesday, with the team's striker, Lionel Messi, coming close to top marks.
Cristiano Ronaldo surged to the top of the AP's latest global soccer rankings on Tuesday, thanks to decisive goals for Real Madrid in La Liga and the Champions League.
With nine goals in one week, Bayern Munich dislodged Barcelona from the top position in The Associated Press global soccer rankings.
"What in the name of soccer did Schalke 04 have to do to get a schedule where it played Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in a span of four days? That's inhumane," Timmermann said. "And Schalke's in fourth place in the Bundesliga."
"Van Persie's goals were outstanding and broke open a tight game that wasn't always going Man United's way in the early going," said panelist Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post. "The only reason I put him ahead of Messi was that he did it against better competition."