- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LONDON (AP) - Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10:


Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

“The 3-0 score seems a little bit harsh for Bayern Munich, but it shows how deadly Barcelona’s attacking trio can be. (Lionel) Messi is playing in his prime again, Neymar is scoring as never before in his career and Luis Suarez is unpredictable (this time, in a good way).”


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

“Sergio Aguero could have scored six goals and he wouldn’t have exceeded what Messi was able to do against a really good team on a really grand stage. If there was ever a masterful performance, that was the one.”


Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“Not many teams can bring Bayern Munich to their knees, but Barcelona did just that in the Champions League before taking another step towards La Liga glory with a good win over Real Sociedad.”


Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“Manchester United are back in the Champions League. After an absence of one year, Louis van Gaal has earned 4th place, winning 2-1 away to Crystal Palace.”


Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Sergio Aguero is officially 5 feet and 8 inches (1.73 meters). He appears a little taller when you add on all the column inches he creates, the Argentine scoring another three goals to further supplement his tally for the season. Manchester City supporters do not have a shiny league trophy to gawp at but Aguero is still the silver lining to their season.”


Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark

“Goalkeepers would have been on top of this week’s lists if it hadn’t been for a performance out of this world. 10 points isn’t enough to evaluate the effort of Lionel Messi - what he did against Bayern under such pressure at that level of competition is simply indescribable.”


Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“Barcelona are the best team in Europe this week but a large part of that is because they have Lionel Messi, the best player in the world.”


Francois Colin, De Standaard, Belgium

“Barcelona gave a demonstration of high quality and attacking football at the highest level. Messi scored not with the hand, but with the foot of God.”


Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“I chose Pedro of Barcelona among the best for the gift he gave to my eyes with his goal.”


Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“It looks like things are working out wonderfully well for Barcelona at this stage as they just need one more win to clinch La Liga title and are dreaming big as they are in the race for everything. Needless to say, Lionel Messi is playing a huge part in this ambitious hunt for trophies.”

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