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Obafemi Martins    F    Seattle Sounders FC
Martins was held out of Saturday's match against FC Dallas because of a quad injury, but he is expected back next week to face Houston, the News Tribune reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Martins suffered the injury during Tuesday's friendly against Club Tijuana, though there was no indication he would miss Saturday's match until the lineup was announced. It was tough timing for Seattle, who were also without Clint Dempsey, who is away with the US Men's National Team.
Chicharito    F    Real Madrid
Chicharito scored the only goal of the game as Mexico beat Ecuador 1-0 an an international friendly Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Chicharito's appearances for Real Madrid have been very limited this season but he's always a sure starter when it comes to Mexico. The ex-Manchester United ace took just 14 minutes to find the net, his 39th international goal.
David Villa    F    New York City FC
Villa will not play Saturday against Sporting KC because of a groin injury, according to the New York Daily News.

Fantasy Analysis

The injury has not been reported at all until Saturday, making it tough for fantasy owners who set their rosters ahead of time. Patrick Mullins will start in Villa's absence.
Martin Odegaard    M    Real Madrid
Odegaard became the youngest ever player to start a European Championship qualifying game Saturday as Norway lost 5-1 to Croatia.

Fantasy Analysis

Despite having a very quiet game, 16-year old Odegaard became the youngest ever player to start in a European qualifier. The Norwegian has yet to start a first team game for Real Madrid since his €4 million move in January but is bound to have a bright future.
Gareth Bale    M    Real Madrid
Bale scored two and made an assist Saturday as Wales recorded an outstanding 3-0 win over Israel in European Championship Qualifying Group B.

Fantasy Analysis

Bale's form for Real Madrid has been questioned in recent weeks but there's no stopping the forward when he puts on a Wales jersey. Bale's assisted Aaron Ramsey with a header before scoring a superb free-kick to double the lead. He then struck a second to send Wales top of the group.
Jordon Ibe    M    Liverpool
Ibe said Friday that he is hoping to return from his knee injury before the end of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Ibe was widely expected to be able to return after the international break, but he has yet to resume full training, and admitted that he was told his recovery time would take 6-to-8 weeks, far beyond the initial four-week estimate. The 19-year-old was a steady starter before suffering the injury, but his fantasy impact looks low for the remaining fixtures.
Raheem Sterling    M    Liverpool
Sterling, who has been ruled out for Tuesday's international friendly against Italy because of a toe injury, said he expects to be fit to face Arsenal next Saturday, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sterling had an injection in his toe following Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania, and he will use the rest of the international break to recover before the huge match at the Emirates Stadium.
Claudio Marchisio    M    Juventus
The knee injury suffered by Marchisio is not as severe as initially believed, and he could return before the end of the season, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It was believed that Marchisio suffered a torn ACL during training with Italy this week, which would have kept him out for at least six months, but additional scans showed no tear. Juventus have a 14 point lead over Roma with 10 Serie A matches to go, giving them little reason to rush Marchisio back before he is fully fit.
Jordi Alba    D    Barcelona
Alba will be sidelined for 10 days after picking up a hamstring injury during Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine.

Fantasy Analysis

Given the timing, Alba is a serious doubt to face Celta Vigo next Sunday, but may return April 8 against Almeria.
Ciro Immobile    F    Borussia Dortmund
Immobile is a summer target for AC Milan and Liverpool, Talksport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The Italian's opportunities have been limited at Dortmund and rumors are that AC Milan are leading the race for his signature at the season's end. While Liverpool have shown interest, the source understands that a return to his native land is more likely.