James Rodriguez, Roma top Global Football 10 poll
LONDON: James Rodriguez enters this week's Associated Press Global Football 10 at the top of the player rankings after scoring twice — including a spectacular overhead kick — and propelling Real Madrid to a 5-0 victory over Real Betis.
Thomas Mueller is second for getting a double in his 200th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern Munich, leading them to a 3-0 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen.
Gareth Bale was third in the poll, after he also notched two goals alongside Madrid teammate Rodriguez.
Roma was voted team of the week for beating Serie A champion Juventus 2-1, handing its rival a second straight loss to start the season.
Bayern is runner-up, while Paris Saint-Germain takes third after beating Monaco 3-0 on Sunday.