Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2013 11:02 AM

Bayern top AP rankings, Messi drops out of top 10

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LONDON (AP) -Bayern Munich was voted top team by the AP's panel of global football journalists in the week the German team won the Bundesliga in record time.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi dropped out of the top 10 players, falling to 11th place. Messi was injured in Barcelona's Champion's League game against PSG last week, although he had already scored before he injured his hamstring.

Another Barcelona player, Cesc Fabregas was voted top player of the week after he replaced Messi and scored a hat trick against Real Mallorca in La Liga at the weekend. Fabregas won 154 points out of a possible 180 from the panel of 18 voters.

Will Tidey of the San Francisco-based Bleacher Report, said: "No Messi, no problem. Fabregas helped himself to a hat trick as Barcelona thumped Mallorca 5-0.''

 
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