Balotelli tops AP rankings after 1st Milan game
LONDON (AP) - Mario Balotelli has been voted player of the week in the Associated Press global soccer rankings for scoring twice in his first game for AC Milan.
Balotelli was the clear winner with 181 points from AP's panel of 22 global soccer journalists, 64 points ahead of another player who moved in the January transfer window, Frenchman Moussa Sissoko. He scored twice on his debut for Newcastle against Chelsea.
Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich tops the team rankings again in the German league, with English Premier League leader Manchester United in second place.
Usual AP rankings leaders Barcelona and Lionel Messi were downgraded for average performances in Spain.