LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week's AP Global football poll:
Peter Linden, Kronen Zeitung, Austria
"Scoring the winning goal for Atletico as the 'smaller' club of Madrid in Bernabeu is historic. Besides that, he has scored as many goals as Messi now. Real's defense couldn't get hold of him."
Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency, England.
"Roma put in a five-star show against Bologna, while Arsenal kept up their fine form against Swansea. Juventus won the Turin derby and Dortmund were another side to score five, in their case against Freiburg."
Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, United States
"Atletico Madrid proved on Saturday evening that they are the current best team in the Spanish capital. Real Madrid were all at sea, looking like a side trying to fit in too many star players."
Mark Rodden, Paris-based Irish football writer
"West Brom took the game to Manchester United and got their reward with two great goals and a first win at Old Trafford in 35 years."
John Duerden, Asia-based football writer.
"Dario Conca is lighting up the Asian Champions League with Guangzhou Evergrande and is perhaps the best player playing in Asia at the moment. Was magical against Kashiwa in semi-final first leg."
Axel Torres, Marca Radio, Spain
"Diego Costa won two games for Atletico this week. Most importantly, he was the best player in the Madrid derby against Real."
James Thorogood, Bundesliga.com
"Following a difficult week for Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga table-toppers managed to once again demonstrate their hunger for success: back-to-back cup and league wins, which culminated in a 5-0 thumping of SC Freiburg."
Alejandro Cisternas, El Mercurio, Chile
"Atlético de Madrid, of course, is the team of the week, with its defeat of Real Madrid at Bernabeu and with a perfect start of the season. The same we could say about Rome, while Arsenal is surprisingly the leader of the Premier League.
Mike McGrath, The Sun and Wardles news agency
"As a player on his own, Daniel Sturridge is having the biggest effect on a league at the moment, which is why he gets my top vote this week. But Atletico Madrid's victory at Real Madrid was the standout team performance."