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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, February 10, 2016
LONDON---Leicester and its playmak-
er Riyad Mahrez took leading honours
in the Associated Press Global Football
ten yesterday after two Premier League
wins in a week against Liverpool and
The 3--1 victory over City, where
Mahrez scored the second goal, opened
up a shock five-point lead for Leicester
atop the English standings. It followed
a 2--0 win at home to Liverpool last
"What Leicester does must give hope
to fans of smaller clubs all over the
world," Francois Colin of De Standaard
in Belgium said. "It is the biggest sur-
prise in football of the 21st century."
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was runner up in
the player poll after continuing his fine
form by opening the scoring in Paris
Saint-Germain s 2--1 win against Mar-
seille in Ligue 1.
Luis Suarez is third after scoring five
goals in two matches.
He hit four in his side s 7--0 thrashing
of Valencia before notching the second
in the last minute of the 2--0 win against
"Luis Suarez put Valencia to the
sword with four goals in the Copa del
Rey in midweek and then struck late
at the weekend to seal victory for
Barcelona against Levante and keep
them in control of the title race," Umaid
Wasim of Dawn Newspaper in Pakistan
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is fourth
for spearheading his side s win against
Liverpool with two goals.
Gonzalo Higuain takes fifth after his
penalty against Carpi handed Napoli a
1--0 win which kept it top of Serie A.
Robert Huth, Paulo Dybala, Lionel
Messi, Luka Modric and Juan Cuadrado
complete the top ten players of the
In the team vote, Barcelona is second
to Leicester after beating Levante 2--0
to move three points clear at the summit
of the Spanish league with a game in
hand on second-place Atletico Madrid.
"Yes, Barcelona is the best club in
Europe and the world right now, but
Leicester City is clearly the best story
right now," Tom Timmermann of the
St Louis Post-Dispatch in the United
Juventus polls third for extending its
winning run in Serie A to 14 games
with a 2--0 win at Frosinone.
Napoli is fourth, after its win at Carpi
kept it above Juventus in the Italian
league. The two sides meet on Sunday.
PSG polls fifth for its win against Mar-
Tottenham, Atletico Madrid, Roma,
Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer
Leverkusen complete the top ten teams
of the week.
Leicester, Mahrez take
lead in Global Football 10
1. Riyad Mahrez, 86 points.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 76.
3. Luis Suarez, 65.
4. Jamie Vardy, 64.
5. Gonzalo Higuain, 60.
6. Robert Huth, 58.
7. Paulo Dybala, 54.
8. Lionel Messi, 46.
9. Luka Modric, 39.
10. Juan Cuadrado, 29.
1. Leicester, 98.
2. Barcelona, 72.
3. Juventus, 65.
4. Napoli, 62.
5. Paris Saint-Germain, 59.
6. Tottenham, 50.
7. Atletico Madrid, 46.
8. Roma, 37.
9. Borussia Moenchengladbach, 34.
10. Bayer Leverkusen, 27.
GLOBAL FOOTBALL 10
MADRID---Left back Marcelo is
expected to miss Real Madrid s game
against Roma in the knockout stage
of the Champions League because of
a right shoulder injury.
Tests conducted yesterday indicated
that the problem will sideline the Brazil-
ian defender for at least two weeks.
The first leg against Roma is February
17 in Italy.
Real Madrid said Marcelo has been
diagnosed with an "acromioclavicular
shoulder joint dislocation" and "his
recovery will continue to be assessed."
The goal is to have Marcelo fit to
play in the derby against Atletico
Madrid in the Spanish league on Feb-
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane
may also be without Gareth Bale in the
match at Roma because of a lingering
Madrid, third in the Spanish league,
hosts Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Marcelo could miss Champions
League game because of injury
PARIS---The commuter who was pre-
vented by a group of Chelsea fans from
boarding a metro train last year
because he is black has accepted an
invitation from Paris Saint-Germain
to attend the French team s next
Champions League game against the
Souleymane Sylla s lawyer told The
Associated Press yesterday that his
client has recovered well since the inci-
dent that left him "traumatised" and
plans to be at the Parc des Princes next
week when the teams meet again.
The Paris prosecutor s office opened
an investigation of the incident, which
occurred before Chelsea played PSG in
the Champions League. The investi-
gation is still ongoing, lawyer Jim
After twice pushing Sylla away, the
Chelsea fans chanted "we re racist,
we re racist, and that s the way we like
Racially abused commuter to
attend PSG/Chelsea match
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