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Fantasy AnalysisMartins 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.
Fantasy AnalysisChicharito'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.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 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.
Fantasy AnalysisDespite 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.
Fantasy AnalysisBale'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.
Fantasy AnalysisIbe 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.
Fantasy AnalysisSterling 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.
Fantasy AnalysisIt 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.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 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.