LONDON (AP) -- Quotes from voters in this week's AP global football poll:
James Thorogood, Bundesliga.com
"Borussia Dortmund celebrated Jurgen Klopp's early contract extension in the best possible way, by thrilling their own fans on home turf with a scintillating display of fast, free-flowing and effective football."
Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States
"This may not be the same as Sepp Blatter's ballot, but Ronaldo's play against Rayo Vallecano and Sevilla stood out for me this week. This was one of those weeks where the best players around showed their stuff."
Richard Jolly, ESPN
"Normally, Arsenal are playing catch-up at this stage of the season. Instead, they have a five-point lead in the Premier League after a comprehensive defeat of title rivals Liverpool."
Mark Rodden, Paris-based Irish football writer
"Roma's winning streak finally came to an end but not before they broke a Serie A record in midweek by stretching it to 10 games. Remarkably though, after conceding just their second goal of the season in the draw with Torino, they lead by just three points at the top of the table."
Peter Linden, Kronen Zeitung, Austria
"Dortmund demonstrated power soccer at its best. You can't do better than that, and goals by a keeper from an 89-meter distance (Asmir Begovic) are rare highlights."
Marco Monteverde, News Corp., Australia
"Carlo Ancelotti's (Real Madrid) men might have the odd defensive issue, but 10 goals of their own in two matches made up for any problems at the other end of the park."
James Porteous, South China Morning Post
"Diego Costa kept up his superb form, helping Atletico continue their tremendous start to the season. Dortmund hammered Stuttgart and though Bayern weren't as impressive as they have been, they equalled Hamburg's 30-year-old league record of 36 consecutive matches without defeat."
Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport
"Dortmund and Lewandowski entertained and won 6-1."
Tito Pucetti, ESPN Argentina
"David Silva was the most dominating element in Manchester City-Norwich, and thanks to him, City scored seven."
Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark
"Except for Fiorentina taking advantage of a very poor run at AC Milan it is truly the fundamental club elite that's performed at its best. Some of them are 'just' doing the job of winning yet another time, and others like Man City and Dortmund are performing at show level."
Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency
"The question is changing from 'when will Arsenal fade' to 'they couldn't keep this up, could they?' Saturday's hugely impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool has helped to fuel the belief that this Arsenal side are the real deal."
Axel Torres, Marca Radio, Spain
"Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a lot of space and destroyed Rayo and Sevilla. Gareth Bale is in the same situation as Cristiano, but in a slightly lower level."
Alejandro Cisternas, El Mercurio, Chile
"Barcelona remains undefeated under Martino's management, despite not shining in style like other years. Manchester City had a perfect week following Hart's replacement and is back in the title race."
Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil
"Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal made statements this weekend, with convincing victories against tough opposition. Both performances increase the anticipation for the Champions League rematch this Wednesday."