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David Alaba

22-Year-Old Defender     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga

Birthdate:  June 24, 1992    Birthplace:  Vienna, Austria    Nationality:  Austria    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  165 lbs    

February 18, 2015    David Alaba News

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Alaba was a key man in defense Tuesday as Bayern Munich drew 0-0 with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League second round.

Alaba kept a third consecutive clean sheet, after having not conceded in Bayern's last two Bundesliga games. He was a vital part of his team's defense, making some crucial blocks and looking composed throughout. The Bayern backline was so solid that they only let in one shot all game.

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February 8, 2015

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Alaba scored his first goal of the season as Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart 2-0 Saturday.

Alaba scored an excellent free-kick from 25 yards to complete the scoring for Bayern on 51 minutes. The defender also succeeded in helping his team claim a first clean sheet since the winter break and will look to repeat the feat next weekend when Bayern host in-form Hamburg.

November 6, 2014

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Alaba was diagnosed with a partial MCL tear and a medial meniscus injury Thursday and he will miss several weeks.

Alaba suffered the injury late in Wednesday's Champions League match against Roma, a match he picked up an assist in, and he'll likely be replaced in the starting XI by Juan Bernat.

November 6, 2014

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Alaba suffered an MCL injury during Wednesday's Champions League match against Roma.

Alaba picked up an assist in the match, but will now undergo additional scans to determine how long he will be sidelined.

October 9, 2014

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Alaba scored a penalty and had an assist as Austria narrowly beat Moldova 2-1 Thursday in European Championship Qualifying Group G.

Unlike in appearances for Bayern, Alaba started further upfield as a defensive midfielder and continued his excellent start to the season with a fine performance. Alaba converted a penalty after 14 minutes and then helped Austria re-gain the lead by assisting Marc Janko from a corner. Alaba also nearly scored a second in the first half but his free-kick was denied by Moldovan goalkeeper Ilie Sebanu. A vital player for both club and country, Alaba will surely play a key part again when Austria host Montenegro at the weekend.

October 4, 2014

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Alaba registered his fifth straight league shutout and seventh in all competitions during Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over Hannover 96 on Saturday.

Bayern Munich have been excellent defensively and Alaba, with his spot in the starting XI locked in, has been a huge fantasy beneficiary.

May 23, 2014

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Alaba picked up an abdominal muscle strain in training ahead of last Saturday's DFB Cup final against Borussia Dortmund and he is expected to miss four weeks, reports.

As a result of the injury, Alaba will miss upcoming friendlies for Austria against Iceland and the Czech Republic, although he is expected to be ready to participate in Bayern's pre-season tour, which begins July 9.

January 12, 2014

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Alaba, who suffered a knee injury during training in Qatar on Sunday, should be fit for Bayern Munich's Bundesliga match against Borussia Monchengladbach, reports.

Alaba was briefly Bayern's penalty taker this season, but after a key miss, he was replaced by Thomas Muller, who had the job before him. The defender is a very important part of the Bayern defense, although his fantasy prospects are a bit limited to his clean sheet ability these days.