- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quotes from voters in this week’s AP Global Football 10:

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Carlos Tevez has had a magnificent start of the season. He played a fantastic one-two with Paul Pogba, scored the winner against AC Milan, and allowed Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri to make a winning return to the San Siro.”

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

“In a week loaded with standout performances, Lionel Messi, Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo stood out by doing it twice, including once in Champions League matches.”

Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Paderborn are the German team that starts with momentum, while the big clubs take a nap.”

Alejando Cisternas, El Mercurio, Chile

“A solid start of the season under new manager for Barcelona. Luis Enrique has started already with rotation in their lineup and the team has always responded well.”

Federico Giammaria, La Voz, Argentina

“Carlos Tevez is undoubtedly the frontman of the moment in Europe. He got two in Europe, and the winner against Milan.”

Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“After a poor start to the season, Real Madrid responded to the pressure with big wins in the Champions League and La Liga, scoring 13 goals in two matches during the week.”

Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy

“In Italy, Juventus and Roma are alone as expected, and Real Madrid had a strong comeback with 13 goals in two matches after derby failure.”

Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Having just scored his 24th hat trick for Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to stand tall in world football - his hands on his hips, lips pouted. It is a pose the Portuguese is likely to hold for the rest of the season.”

Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“Real Madrid may have smashed in eight goals and Cristiano Ronaldo may have scored a hat trick but the individual performance of the weekend was Vincent Kompany. He managed to succeed where other Premier League defenders have failed by preventing Diego Costa from scoring this season.”

Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency, England

“Three years ago this week, Jamie Vardy was sent off playing for non-league Fleetwood Town. Now he is tearing Manchester United apart, winning two penalties, and scoring his first Premier League goal. What a day.”

James Porteous, South China Morning Post

“Tempting to put Leicester top after their chortlesome win over Manchester United, but an 8-2 away win and 13 goals in two games during the week puts Real Madrid in front. Similarly, Ronaldo is my top player as he closes in on the all-time La Liga hat-tricks record with his latest against Deportivo.”

Manos Staramopoulos, Dimokratia, Greece

“This is the European champion! Real crashed in the Riazor with an 8-2 win against Deportivo and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals.”


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