- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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


Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

“Some might say beating a main rival, possibly the best team in the world, away from home with 10 men in a match was the equivalent of a title for Real Madrid. Well, it’s not. A title is a title, especially for a glorious team like Madrid, but the way they defeated Barcelona is already in Spanish football lore.”


Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“A Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat trick helped restore order in France, where champions-elect Paris Saint-Germain returned to winning ways thanks mainly to their Swedish superstar.”


Jonathan Johnson, beiN Sports USA, France

“Borussia Moenchengladbach bridged the gap between themselves and Hertha Berlin in the race for Champions League qualification in the Bundesliga with a 5-0 mauling of the capital club.”


Umaid Wasim, Dawn Newspaper, Pakistan

“A sublime hat trick against Nice saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic become the first player in the top five European Leagues to reach the 30-goal mark this season.”


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

“It’s a good sign of the gap in French soccer that (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic pretty much had his way against one of the next best teams in Ligue 1. He scored three and could have had more. “


Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“Real Madrid must be top of the team poll for winning at Nou Camp with 10 men. But Wes Morgan’s winner (for Leicester) needs to be recognized - he has been at the heart of one of the best stories in sport.”


Francois Colin, De Standaard, Belgium

“After a quiet first half, Cristiano Ronaldo decided the “clasico” in the final quarter (against Barcelona).”


Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“The presence of Zidane as the Real Madrid coach on the day of remembrance of Johan Cruyff at the Nou Camp played an important role. They (Madrid) defeated Barcelona 2-1, thanks to the presence of the French hero.”


Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“As well as scoring the winner in Barcelona and becoming the top man at the “clasico”, Cristiano Ronaldo showed a fighting spirit and a great attitude also when defending was needed. 42 goals in 39 games this season are enough to prove his detractors wrong.”

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