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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Robinho returns to starting line-up

Record signing Robinho returned to the Manchester City starting line-up as Mark Hughes' men looked to take a first leg advantage in their UEFA Cup last 16 tie with Aalborg at Eastlands.

The 32.5million Brazilian missed last week's win over Aston Villa with an ankle injury but was one of two changes to the Blues line-up as first-choice midfield pairing Vincent Kompany and Nigel de Jong were both missing.

With Micah Richards back from a hamstring strain, Pablo Zabaleta was pushed into a central midfield role alongside Stephen Ireland against the Danish outfit, who held Manchester United to a draw at Old Trafford in the Champions League earlier this season.




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