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Diego Forlan

Marcos Senna a reminder that lack of rumors indicates little

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When, exactly, the Sounders were trying to sign the former Spain international, the fact that we're only hearing about it now is telling.

Silly season is just gearing up. Rumors of inbound players will surely start to fly. Some of those signings will come to fruition (Román Torres was a recent fanciful example) and a lot more don't (oh man, remember when we were signing Diego Forlan before he was really old?

The True Importance of Winning?

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In the latest issue of The Classical, there's some pretty words written about losing. In particular, the NBA has stories from the 2000′s about teams that couldn't win a ring but earned critical acclaim. I speak, of course, of the Chris Webber Sacramento Kings and the Steve Nash Phoenix Suns. These teams both were fun to watch the Suns tried to score in six seconds each possession, and relied on the delicious pick-and-rolls of Nash and Amare Stoudemire.

North American Soccer League

Raul, Senna close out illustrious careers as champions with Cosmos

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Throughout their careers, Spanish legends Raul and Marcos Senna have made their names lifting up their teammates, making them better players and people through their leadership. On Sunday night, for the final time, the duo took the field, and it was on the shoulders of their teammates that they road off into the sunset.

Raul, Senna turn back the clock to lead Cosmos to NASL final

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BROOKLYN – Facing the prospect of ending their illustrious careers on the field of MCU Park, Raul and Marcos Senna turned back the clock to send the New York Cosmos to the NASL's final game.

Raul netted the game-winning goal while Senna set-up the game's equalizer, leading the Cosmos to 2-1 victory over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Saturday at Brooklyn's MCU Park.

Raúl, Senna glad to end careers together with Cosmos

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NEW YORK – Throughout their illustrious careers, Raúl and Marcos Senna have battled as competitors and embraced as teammates. Now, just a few games remain before the duo exit the game, not alone, but together.

Both Raúl and Senna are set to retire at the conclusion of the NASL season, ending distinguishedcareers that spanned a combined 39 years.

The SBI 2014 NASL Season Preview

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By IVES GALARCEP

The 2014 NASL season kicks off on Saturday, and the growing league has plenty to be exited about heading into a new year.

The arrivals of expansion teams Indy Eleven and FC Ottawa will increase the league's size to 10 teams, and Indy has already done an excellent job of creating buzz in a soccer hotbed.

Senna’s winner leads Cosmos to first title since 1982

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

ATLANTA, Ga. — For the first time in more than thirty years, the North American Soccer League championship is going back to New York.

Marcos Senna's second-half wonder strike lifted the New York Cosmos to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks for their sixth Soccer Bowl Championship in team history on Saturday night, in front of 7,211 fans at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.

NASL Week 14: A Look Ahead

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

With the North American Soccer League Fall season coming to a close on Saturday, the Atlanta Silverbacks and New York Cosmos will test run the Soccer Bowl when both sides collide at Atlanta Silverbacks Park (7:30 p.m. WATCH HERE).

The Cosmos clinched the fall season and punched their ticket for the Soccer Bowl last week when they came back from an early 1-0 deficit, defeating the San Antonio Scorpions 2-1 at Toyota Field.

NASL Week 13: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Second half goals from Marcos Senna and Stefan Dimitrov were all the New York Cosmos needed to punch their Soccer Bowl ticket, defeating the San Antonio Scorpions, 2-1, at Toyota Field in front of an announced crowd of 7,702 fans.

"I'm just very proud of the guys and excited for them," Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese told reporters after the match.

Early second half goals give Cosmos win vs. Scorpions and a place in Soccer Bowl

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By DAN KARELL

Stefan Dimitrov's first ever professional goal could be the most important goal of the New York Cosmos 2013 season.

After teammate Marcos Senna tied the match in the 52nd minute, Dimitrov received a pass from winger Diomar Diaz and curled in a beautiful shot two minutes later that completed a stunning turnaround.

Paulo Mendes has gone from Cosmos reserve to goal-scorer in a flash

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By DAN KARELL

It wouldn't be much of an overstatement to say that New York Cosmos midfielder Paulo Mendes wasn't exactly a household name at the start of the season.

Some might have him confused for teammate Carlos Mendes, and even when the Brazilian midfielder signed for the club in June, the news was buried underneath the announcement of Satoru Kashiwase joining the Cosmos on loan from Japan.

Senna free kick goal caps off memorable evening for Cosmos

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By DAN KARELL

While there's no denying that the New York Cosmos are having a great season by any team's standards, Sunday's performance against the Tampa Bay Rowdies was a breakout performance in terms of attacking potential.

Four different players scored for the Cosmos in their thrilling 4-3 victory at James Shuart Stadium, with the final goal coming from the talented and clinical right foot of Marcos Senna.

NASL Week 9: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

After conceding three goals in the first half, the New York Cosmos rallied in the second half, handing the Tampa Bay Rowdies their first defeat of season in a 4-3 victory at James Shuart Stadium.

Marcos Senna delivered the game-winning goal off a free kick in the 82nd minute when his ball curled over the Rowdies wall and beat goalkeeper Diego Restrepo.

Second half comeback propels Cosmos to impressive win over Rowdies

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By DAN KARELL

In the New York Cosmos biggest test of the season, the squad showed plenty of heart, determination, and skill on the way to an impressive comeback victory.

Trailing 3-1 at halftime, the Cosmos scored three successive goals in the second half, the last a beautiful free kick by Marcos Senna, to defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 4-3, on Sunday evening at James Shuart Stadium.

Senna penalty kick goal not enough as Cosmos draw Silverbacks

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. For the first time in three home matches, there was no fairy tale ending.

The New York Cosmos drew the North American Soccer League spring champion Atlanta Silverbacks, 1-1, on Saturday evening in front of 5,598 fans at Shuart Stadium, sending the home side to their second consecutive draw.

Lopez’s stoppage-time header lifts Cosmos in win over Scorpions

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By DAN KARELL

Returning home for the first time since their opening match, the New York Cosmos followed nearly the same script as their first win of the season.

On Saturday evening, substitute Henry Lopez played the hero, heading home a goal in stoppage-time to give the Cosmos a 2-1 victory over the San Antonio Scorpions at Shuart Stadium.

NASL Season Preview: New York Cosmos

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By DAN KARELL

The New York Cosmos are back.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Cosmos will take the field in an official league match when they face the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers on Saturday at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York.

Since the organization announced their intention to play in the 2013 North American Soccer League Fall Season, momentum has began to grow.

Marcos Senna Signing Shows That New York Cosmos Mean Business

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The revived New York Cosmos announced the signing of Villarreal legend and European Champion Marcos Senna on Thursday. Senna's signing is further indication that the revived Cosmos, now in the second-tier of football in America, the North American Soccer League (NASL) are serious about building a high-level side despite the restriction of not being in the American top-flight league.

Former Man United striker Bellion training with Cosmos ahead of possible deal

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By IVES GALARCEP

The New York Cosmos has been rapidly constructing their roster ahead of the NASL fall season, and have already added some name recognition to the squad with the recent addition of Marcos Senna.

Now it appears they could be lining up a move for another familiar name to European soccer fans in the states.

Cosmos sign Brazilian star Marcos Senna

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By DAN KARELL

In their first incarnation, the New York Cosmos made their biggest splash by signing a Brazilian star. Four decades after Pele carried the flag for the Cosmos, a new Brazilian will be leading the same club.

The New York Cosmos announced that former Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna had signed for the club pending a medical, and will be ready for the NASL opener on August 3.

United States Men's National Team

Big USOC match for Union, Cannavaro, ratings record for USA-Portugal game, more USA & WC news

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Union prepare for tonight's US Open Cup game against New York Cosmos. Fabio Cannavaro linked to Union for head coach. New ratings record for US game against Portugal. More.

Union bits, Reading and OC face off on Saturday, USASA National Cups qualifiers in Horsham, Confederations Cup, more

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Reading United hosts Ocean City Nor'easters in top of the table clash on Saturday. USASA Region I National Cups qualifiers in Horsham this weekend. Confederations Cup set to kickoff. More.

Senna

Nilmar e Rossi “ajudaram” à queda do “submarino amarelo”

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À semelhança do que sucedeu na época passada com a Sampdoria, o Villareal passou do "céu" da Liga dos Campeões ao "inferno" na IIª Divisão Espanhola num instante. Quarto classificado na época passada, o "submarino amarelo" não conseguiu evitar a despromoção, numa última jornada dramática para o clube presidido por Fernando Roig.

Golazo de Carlos Vela Real Sociedad 1 – Villarreal 1

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Real Sociedad 1 – Villarreal 1 (La Liga, Abril 22, 2012) Carlos Vela a cuatro minutos del final rescato a su equipo con una brillante bicycle kick (media chilena) y Real Sociedad empato al Villareal después de que Marcos Senna había puesto a los visitantes arriba en el marcador.

El delantero mexicano vive su mejor momento en la liga española,este es su gol numero 11 de los cuales varios han sido en momentos clave.

The World’s Worst Backpass

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Occasionally, we'll be delighted with a criminally short backpass that finds a streaking poacher for his moment of glory. That's sort of your standard screw-up.

This is the spectacular. Who beats his own keeper for the halfway mark under little to no pressure? Is this man, Ante Vulusic, the Roger, the Marcos Senna, the Xabi Alonso of the own-goal?

Real Madrid To Build Playtime Island

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Quite the 24 hours for Real Madrid. After the utterly calamitous ending to their match with Villarreal, including three dismissals one handed to Jose Mourinho, who then did what he does and an equalizing Marcos Senna free kick in the last 10 minutes. Plus Marco Robben netted two yellows with no red.

Madrid lose their cool as Barca sense an opening

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It was an ugly end to and ugly and scrappy game, with Real held to a 1-1 draw for the second consecutive game to breathe new life into the Spanish title race.

First things first -matters on the pitch. The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo was once again the main man for Real as he gave Madrid the lead against struggling Villarreal at El Madrigal.

Real Madrid see red as Villarreal hold them, 1-1

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Madness and mayhem on and off the field. 4 red cards, a total of 14 bookings, and 40 fouls. Rui Faria (athletic trainer), Jose Mourinho, Sergio Ramos, and Mesut Oezil were all sent off. And oh, there were two goals. Cristiano Ronaldo's followed by Marcos Senna's free kick equalizer that sent Real Madrid into a raging frenzy.

Video: Spanish ref does a Graham Poll (Villarreal 1-1 Real Madrid)

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Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with Villarreal last night was fascinating for a whole load of reasons, not least because it added a bit more doubt to the Spanish title race as Real dropped more points. There were also five red cards shown as Real Madrid lost their discipline following the home side's equaliser.

Villarreal vs Real Madrid 1-1 Highlights 2012 Ronaldo Senna Goals Ramos Ozil Red Cards Video

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Bielsa en Bilbao (40): Villarreal 2 Athletic 2.

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26.02.2012 - Con goles de Llorente (´63) y Susaeta (´66), Athletic empató (2-2) con Villarreal (Senna ´9 + Nilmar ´69) en su visita al Madrigal por la 24º jornada de la Liga española.
La necesidad de puntos para instalarse en zona de Europa League no es un aliciente especial para un frontal equipo de Bielsa.

Injury Woes Hit Villarreal Ahead Of Champions League Tie

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Villarreal will be without Cristian Zapata, Cani, Marco Ruben and Marcos Senna for their Group A meeting with Manchester City, while Javier Camuñas is doubtful.

These injuries are in addition to Giuseppe Rossi, who is out for six months, after knee surgery earlier this week.

The most serious of the other injuries appears to be to Zapata, who strained a ligament in his right knee during Saturday's 2-0 Liga win against Rayo Vallecano, an injury which is likely to sideline him for five weeks.

Is the Spanish league "third-world"?

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*We might be marveling at the brilliance of Barcelona every time the blaugrana grace the field, and shake our heads at the bottomless bank account of Real Madrid, but the Spanish league is as absurdly top-heavy and devalued as the Scottish league.

The two giants won 5-0 and 6-0 respectively on the opening day of the Spanish season, leaving Villareal president Fernando Roig to exclaim in anguish, "It's a third-world league in which two clubs are sapping the TV money.

Rossi Sends Villarreal Into Champions League Group Stages

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Villarreal will play in the Champions League group stages for the third time thanks in part to two second-half goals from Giuseppe Rossi against Odense.

For 50 minutes at El Madrigal it was the Stefan Wessels show as the goalkeeper did his utmost to preserve OB's 1-0 first-leg lead. Once Rossi scored for the sixth successive European home game, however, the hosts' momentum proved impossible to resist.

Real Madrid

Thursday Kickoff: Real Madrid stumbles, Mancini praises Tevez and more

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Real Madrid's lead in La Liga is not so insurmountable anymore.

Jose Mourinho's side played to a drew for the second straight game, allowing 17th-place Villarreal to take a point in a 1-1 draw Wednesday. As a result, Madrid's one-time, 10-point lead over Barcelona is down to six points with 10 games remaining in the league, including one head-to-head matchup at Camp Nou next month.

La Liga Weekend Preview

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Barcelona's Copa del Rey semi-finals win against Real Madrid has been tempered by a growing injury list that will make their clash against Villarreal on Saturday harder.

Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez both limped off in last night's 2-2 draw, which secured a 4-3 aggregate win.

That means Barca will head to El Madrigal missing six players in total, as David Villa, Ibrahim Afellay and Andreu Fontas are already injured, while Seydou Keita is at the African Nations Cup.

La Liga Bosman List

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Abidal, Kanoute and Marcos Senna top the list of La Liga players who will be available on a free Bosman transfer according to Goal.com.Real Madrid's Ricardo Carvalho was on the list, but the club recently activated a clause that automatically renewed his contract for another season:

La Liga Team By Team Bosman Guide

 ATHLETIC BILBAO Raul Fernandez 13 Mar 1988 Goalkeeper Koikili Lertxundi 23 Dec 1980 Defender Aitor Ocio 28 Nov 1976 Defender Igor Gabilondo 10 Feb 1979 Midfielder Gaizka Toquero 9 Aug 1984 Striker Ibai Gomez 11 Nov 1989 Striker  ATLETICO MADRID Antonio Lopez 13 Sep 1981 Defender Luis Perea 30 Jan 1979 Defender  BARCELONA
Eric Abidal 11 Sep 1979 Defender Isaac Cuena 27 Apr 1991 Midfielder  BETIS Miki Roque 8 July 1988 Defender Jose Isidoro 1 Aug 1986 Defender Nacho Perez 24 Jun 1980 Defender Iriney Santos 23 Apr 1981 Midfielder Juanma 29 May 1981 Midfielder  ESPANYOL Kiko Casilla 2 Oct 1986 Goalkeeper Ernesto Galan 17 Jun 1986 Defender Cristian Gomez 27 Jul 1989 Midfielder Walter Pandiani 27 Apr 1976 Striker Thievy Bifouma 13 May 1992 Striker  GETAFE
Jaime Gavilan 12 May 1985 Midfielder Pedro Rios 12 Dec 1981 Midfielder  GRANADA Jose Juan Figueras 25 Jan 1979 Goalkeeper Diego Mainz 29 Dec 1982 Defender Inigo Lopez 23 Jul 1982 Defender Dani Benitez 7 Apr 1987 Midfielder Abel Gomez 20 Feb 1982 Midfielder Alex Geijo 11 Mar 1982 Striker  LEVANTE Nano 7 Jul 1980 Defender Juanfran 15 Jul 1976 Defender Asier del Horno 19 Jan 1981 Defender Javi Venta 13 Dec 1975 Defender Sergio Ballesteros 4 Sep 1975 Defender Javier Farinos 29 Mar 1978 Midfielder Juanlu 18 May 1980 Midfielder Valdo 23 Apr 1981 Midfielder Rafa Jorda 11 Jan 1984 Striker Carlos Aranda 27 Jul 1980 Striker Ruben Suarez 19 Feb 1979 Striker  MALAGA Javier Malagueno 27 Oct 1982 Defender Wellington 28 Aug 1979 Defender Helder Rosario 9 Mar 1980 Defender Enzo Maresca 10 Feb 1980 Midfielder Ruud van Nistelrooy 01 July 1976 Striker  MALLORCA Pablo Caceres 22 Apr 1985 Defender Nunes 7 Mar 1977 Defender Marti Crespi 15 Jun 1987 Defender Pau Cendros 1 Apr 1987 Defender Pedro Bigas 15 May 1990 Defender Gonzalo Castro 14 Sep 1984 Midfielder Josep Lluis Marti 28 Apr 1975 Midfielder  OSASUNA
Ricardo 30 Dec 1971 Goalkeeper Roversio Rodrigues 17 Jan 1984 Defender Sergio Fernandez 23 May 1977 Defender Patxi Punal 6 Sep 1975 Midfielder Javier Calleja 12 May 1978 Midfielder Raul Garcia 11 Jul 1986 Midfielder  RACING SANTANDER
Mario Fernandez 30 Apr 1988 Goalkeeper Jose Picon 13 Mar 1988 Defender Osmar Barba 5 Jun 1988 Defender Bernardo Espinosa 11 Jul 1989 Defender Gonzalo Colsa 2 Apr 1979 Midfielder Pedro Munitis 19 Jun 1975 Midfielder Kennedy 22 Nov 1980 Midfielder Julian Luque 27 Mar 1992 Midfielder Adrian Gonzalez 25 May 1988 Midfielder Jairo 11 Jul 1993 Midfielder Edu Bedia 23 Mar 1989 Midfielder Christian Stuani 12 Oct 1986 Striker Mamadou Kone 25 Dec 1991 Striker  RAYO VALLECANO David Cobeno 6 Apr 1982 Goalkeeper Daniel Gimenez 30 Jul 1983 Goalkeeper Tito 11 Jul 1985 Defender Jose Manuel Casado 9 Aug 1986 Defender Alejandro Arribas 1 May 1989 Defender Raul Bravo 14 Apr 1981 Defender Jordi Figueras 16 May 1987 Defender Sueliton Pereira 19 Aug 1986 Defender Rafa Garcia 14 Jan 1986 Midfielder Jose Movilla 8 feb 1975 Midfielder Michel 30 Oct 1975 Midfielder Piti 26 May 1981 Midfielder Nestor Susaeta 11 Dec 1984 Midfielder Javi Fuego 4 Jan 1984 Midfielder Raul Tamudo 19 Oct 1977 Striker Koke 27 Apr 1983 Striker Andrija Delibasic 24 Apr 1981 Striker  REAL SOCIEDAD Enaut Zubikarai 26 Feb 1984 Goalkeeper Tono 23 Nov 1986 Goalkeeper Mikel Aranburu 18 Feb 1979 Midfielder  SEVILLA
Andres Palop 22 Oct 1973 Goalkeeper Emiliano Armenteros 18 Jan 1986 Midfielder Tom De Mul 4 Mar 1986 Midfielder Frederic Kanoute 2 Sep 1979 Striker  SPORTING GIJON Andre Castro 2 Apr 1988 Midfielder Alberto Rivera 16 Feb 1978 Midfielder Ivan Hernandez 27 Feb1980 Midfielder Nacho Novo 26 Mar 1979 Striker  VALENCIA Cristiano Pereira 29 Nov 1990 Goalkeeper Bruno Saltor 1 Oct 1980 Defender Hedwiges Maduro 13 Feb 1985 Defender Angel Dealbert 1 Jan 1983 Defender Miguel 4 Jan 1980 Defender David Albelda 1 Sep 1977 Midfielder  VILLARREAL Cesar Sanchez 2 Sep 1971 Goalkeeper Diego Marino 9 May 1990 Goalkeeper Angel Lopez 10 Mar 1981 Defender Mario Gaspar 24 Nov 1990 Defender Marcos Senna 17 Jul 1976 Midfielder Gerard Bordas 11 Sep 1981 Midfielder  ZARAGOZA Leo Franco 20 May 1977 Goalkeeper Javier Paredes 5 Jul 1982 Defender Antonio Tomas 19 Jan 1985 Midfielder Leonardo Ponzio 29 Jan 1982 Midfielder

The Rest

Euro 2012: Laurent Blanc on the dock as Nasri prefers off pitch antics

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After France's disastrous 2008 Euro outing followed in quick succession by the 2010 World Cup debacle which saw France go through a self existential paroxysm as the country re-examined what constitutes being French (see Alain Finkelkraut), getting out of the group stage in the 2012 Euro might constitute improvement.

Can England defeat Spain?

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In name it's only a friendly but when any world champion rolls up to Wembley everybody watching can be sure it will be anything but. Spain, FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship winners, are rightly considered the best team in contemporary international football. Some even consider this Spanish side to be the best international team that has ever played the game.

City handed Champions League boost

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Manchester City have received a boost ahead of their Champions' League clash with Villarreal, with the news that the Spanish side will be missing four star players for the game.

Star midfielder Cani was ruled out for up to six weeks after picking up a knee injury in the La Liga game with Rayo Vallecano at the weekend.