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Just finished watching the match. It was by no means overpowering, but a win is a win, and a clean sheet is a clean sheet. It helps, based on the way we played very poorly at times, to know that Pellegrini was holding everyone back for Tuesday's match away to Panathinaikos. Nihat played well, and seemed very close to getting back in the scoring books. Diego Lopez was incredible, as was Fabricio Fuentes. What a month Fuentes has had, going back to his goal to begin the comeback against Valencia.

Other News:

Pellegrini is taking 21 players to Greece:

Diego López, Viera, Juan Carlos; Javi Venta, Capdevila, Fuentes, Godin, Cygan, Angel; Marcos Senna, Santi Cazorla, Pires, Eguren, Mati Fernández, Cani, Ibagaza, Bruno; Nihat, Rossi , Llorente and Guille Franco.

Gonzalo is still not ready to play, which is disappointing, but with Fuentes playing the way he has been, we should be alright. I am glad to have seen Pires and Rossi getting a full match off, and Cazorla getting a half-match on the bench. They should all be fresh for Tuesday.

For American viewers, the match will not be televised here. We are again stuck watching the Liverpool-Madrid match (which is basically already decided) and a humdrum Juve-Chelsea match.