- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

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Umaid Wasim, Dawn newspaper, Pakistan

“Left out of the opening day stalemate against Sporting Gijon, James Rodriguez’s spectacular strikes revived memories of his stunning goals in the World Cup. Europe and rest of Spain beware: The Colombian seems really fired up!”

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Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“Real Madrid’s performance was the most eye-catching result but the team performance of the week was Crystal Palace - they look a very slick team this season and Bakary Sako was their star man.”

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

“It would be hard to be off to much of a better start than Manchester City, with a 4-0 record and no goals allowed, and they’re doing it both on the home and on the road.”

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Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“The France international Nabil Fekir showed why Arsenal wanted him by almost single-handedly inspiring Lyon to a crushing 4-0 win over Caen with a hat trick and an assist.”

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Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Miralem Pjanic is not an example of regularity but his talent was a key factor in Roma’s 2-1 win against Juventus. With Francesco Totti relegated on the bench, he made Roma’s day by scoring a magnificent free kick and playing with class and intelligence.”

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Jonathan Johnson, beIN Sports USA, France

“PSG are sitting pretty atop Ligue 1 after four wins from as many games. The French champions are yet to concede a goal and their comprehensive 3-0 win over Monaco last Sunday has dealt a potential title rival a harsh early blow.”

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Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“It was the great figure of (James) Rodriguez scoring two jewels this weekend. In 48 games with Real Madrid he has scored 19 goals and provided 19 assists.”

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Manos Staramopoulos, Demokratia, Greece

“Great 2-1 victory recorded by Roma over last year’s champion in Italy. Rudi Garcia’s team gives us a greater interest in the league, with (the) old lady (Juventus) the favorite to win the title.”

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Francois Colin, De Standaard, Belgium

“Crystal Palace is a small club and only the second to beat Chelsea under Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.”


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