Comments from panelists voting in the AP Global Soccer 10 poll for the week ending Nov. 25:
Christian Schaetzle, derfussballblogger.de, Germany:
Mario Goetze is currently in superb form. He was the outstanding player in both Dortmund's Champions League win in Amsterdam and in his side's important away win at Mainz in the Bundesliga, involved in nearly all the goals. Besides Jordi Gomez of Wigan Athletic, who scored three goals in the 3-2 win over Reading, you still have to mention Lionel Messi, who again this week produced outstanding performances and scored at will in both the Champions League and La Liga.
While Barcelona secured its first place in both in the Champions League and La Liga, there's a team in Europe nobody expected anything from before this Champions League season. Borussia Dortmund won Group D, the Group of Death (opponents Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax), with its phenomenal 4-1 win at Ajax to reach the Round of 16. Dortmund produced great displays in e...