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Fantasy AnalysisRonaldo now had 24 goals in 23 La Liga games this season, which is tops in Spain. He is simply one of the best goal-scorers in the world, and will try to continue his excellent form next week at Malaga.
Fantasy AnalysisStrootman had to be stretchered off the pitch, and the Roma medical staff confirmed after the game that he at least suffered a sprained left knee. He was seen leaving Stadio San Paolo using crutches, and is scheduled to have more tests Monday. It would be a huge blow for Roma, who previously had enough midfield depth to send Michael Bradley to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer. After the loss, Roma is now 12 points behind leaders Juventus, with a game in hand, and are only three points ahead of Napoli.
Fantasy AnalysisKhedira is desperately trying to get back on the pitch in order to be fit enough for this summer's World Cup, but it is important that he doesn't push too hard and potentially re-injure his knee. Nevertheless, it's certainly encouraging that he could get back to training within three weeks.
Fantasy AnalysisA nice start for Barrett, who came on for Kenny Cooper in the 78th minute. Barrett isn't a prolific goal scorer, so a plethora of goals shouldn't be expected from the 28-year-old.
Fantasy AnalysisA perfect way to start the season for Higuain, who also picked up a yellow card, as he looks to improve on his 11-goal, nine-assist campaign from last year.
Fantasy AnalysisWalker was unable to play for England during last Wednesday's friendly with Denmark due to the hip issue, but he was never expected to be out for an extended period. Up next is another tough match against rivals Arsenal.
Fantasy AnalysisDespite missing out on the FA Cup action, Koscielny is expected to be fit for Tuesday's Champions League tie at Bayern Munich.
Fantasy AnalysisGomez lasted 76 minutes but managed to take only one shot. He has been slowly working his way back from a knee injury, and he will be heavily relied upon until Giuseppe Rossi can return from his own knee issues.
Fantasy AnalysisBalotelli had missed more than two weeks with a shoulder injury, but returns just in time for Milan's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. It's been a rough season for the Italian giants, but if they can score in Spain, they have a shot at advancing to the round of eight.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Chelsea-loanee has 13 clean sheets this season, and now enters one of the most important matches of his short professional career: the second leg of Atleti's Champions League tie with AC Milan on Tuesday in Spain.