- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“After a slight dip in form, the mighty Munich outfit hit back hard in the German Cup and the Bundesliga in an ominous sign ahead of their Champions League date with Real Madrid.”

Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

“Liverpool is making a remarkable effort to regain the status as the capital of English football. Just one week after Liverpool beat Manchester City, Everton put an end to United’s Champions League hopes (considering there was any).”

Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Gareth Bale showed that he is an athlete who runs the art of driving the ball at maximum speed.”

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

“Podolski’s two strong games for Arsenal stood out for me this week, and Bale’s winning goal in the Copa del Rey was awesome.”

Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Under the management of David Moyes it was always thought that there was a glass ceiling between Everton and the Champions League places. This season, Roberto Martinez has taken aim with a brick.”

Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil

“Bale or Bolt? The stunning Welshman’s run to the goal and to the title of the King’s Cup was a worthy bid to make history.”

Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, United States

“Seamus Coleman destroyed Alex Buttner and Manchester United, steaming forward at pace and battering the defensive line with his directness and energy. He’s blossomed in incredible fashion.”

Mark Rodden, Eurosport, France

“It must have been difficult for Sunderland when they were denied victory at Manchester City. A few days later, Gus Poyet’s players produced another great away performance and managed to close out a win this time - handing Jose Mourinho his first home Premier League defeat in 78 games as Chelsea manager.”

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