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Quotes from voters in AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week's global football 10:

Mike McGrath, The Sun, England "Manchester City were the most impressive team this week. Their power in midfield was frightening and they have attacking flair from all areas. But Luis Suarez's performance was the individual highlight again."

Peter Linden, Kronen Zeitung, Austria

"Without injured captain Steven Gerrard in London against Tottenham, Liverpool reduced the deficit to two points behind Arsenal. A great day for Liverpool and 'substitute captain' Suarez, who was the outstanding player and scorer."

Orfeo Suarez, El Mundo, Spain

"Great week for City, with the best performance in season against Arsenal and the victory in Munich. In the next round, they will play with Barcelona in the Champions League, one of the most exciting matches nowadays in Europe."

Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency, England

"While Europe was looking to wrap up proceedings in the Champions and Europa Leagues, San Lorenzo were busy being crowned the champions of Argentina. They have silverware to celebrate but Liverpool also had reason to cheer, their stunning 5-0 win at Tottenham costing Andre Villas-Boas his job."

Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

"Barcelona's Brazilian ace Neymar showed just how lethal he can be with a Champions League hat trick as well as a La Liga double."

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sports, Italy

"Fernandinho played a major role in such a big game, not only because he scored a double, which is unusual. He showed what a brilliant player he is: hard worker, intelligent, capable of reading every situation and generous."

Richard Jolly, ESPN, United States

"Manchester City have had few better weeks in their history, let alone their season. To beat the European champions away from home and then hit the Premier League leaders for six was simply awesome."

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

"Bayern Munich lost. I'm not very familiar with this concept. I wanted to keep them there, but the week Manchester City had, beating the teams I had No. 1 and 5 last week, pretty much cried out for putting them in the top spot."

Tito Pucetti, ESPN, Argentina

"Juventus learned how to quickly recover from the Champions League. The trio of South Americans in Teves, Vidal and Isla came together to hit the weak Sassuolo."

Manos Staramopoulos, Eleftheros Typos, Greece

"Bayern Munich is something else. After its last victory with a score of 3-2, against Hamburg, there is not another team in Bundesliga able to catch up with them."

Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, United States

"A wonder team performance from Liverpool — minus captain Steven Gerrard — blitzed Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane and lost Andre Villas-Boas his job. The way the midfield worked without their stalwart was, in truth, downright scary."

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