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Xabi Alonso

33-Year-Old Midfielder     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


Spain

Birthdate:  November 25, 1981    Birthplace:  Tolosa, Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  6' 0"    

February 17, 2015    Xabi Alonso News

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Alonso was given two yellow cards during Bayern Munich's scoreless draw with Shaktar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday, which means he will miss the second leg of the tie.

Alonso was held out of Bayern's 8-0 thrashing of Hamburg over the weekend, but the injury was never considered serious, and he was able to start Tuesday's match. He finished with one key pass, two tackles and two clearances before being sent off. The card will not affect his standing in the Bundesliga, so he'll be available for this weekend's match against Paderborn.

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February 17, 2015

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Alonso (knock) is in the starting XI for Tuesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Alonso was held out of last weekend's Bundesliga match due to a muscular injury, but he's back at it in a winnable game for the German giants.

February 15, 2015

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Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola said Alonso sat out Saturday's 8-0 win over Hamburg because of a "minor problem with a sprain," ESPN FC reports.

The injury is nothing serious and Alonso is expected to be available for Tuesday's Champions League match against Skahtar Donetsk.

February 4, 2015

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Alonso picked up an assist on Arjen Robben's 67th minute goal during Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw with Schalke on Tuesday.

Alonso finished with a game-high 106 touches, 92 passes and three crosses, continuing his long spell of effective play for the German giants.

December 6, 2014

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Alonso recorded his second assist in the last three Bundesliga matches during Bayern Munich's 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Alonso continues to dominate the peripheral stats such as passes, touches and key passes, though his fantasy upside is essentially limited there, as his defensive midfielder role has kept him to one goal and two assists in Bundesliga play and one goal in the Champions League.

November 25, 2014

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Alonso equalised in the 40th minute of Tuesday's 3-2 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League.

Alonso's hit the free kick low and under the City wall to deceive home goalkeeper Joe Hart on the same day that he turned 33.

September 29, 2014

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Alonso set a Bundesliga record with 204 touches in Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over FC Cologne on Saturday, ESPN FC reports.

The statistic, which began in the Bundesliga in 1999, has five Bayern players atop the list, with Alonso passing Thiago Alcantara's record of 177, which he set last season against Eintract Frankfurt. Alonso is a very important part of the Bayern team, but his fantasy value is limited in most leagues given his role as a defensive midfielder.

September 1, 2014

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Alonso made his Bayern Munich debut Saturday against Schalke 04, starting the match and playing 68 minutes before being subbed off for Pierre Hojbjerg.

Alonso officially joined the Bundesliga giants Tuesday and was immediately inserted into the starting XI, likely due to manager Pep Guardiola's familiarity with him from their respective times in La Liga. Alonso is a defensive midfielder, so his fantasy value is tied to clean sheets, something that doesn't pay off much for midfielders.