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Nathan Ake Injured in International Duty

Dutch player injured.

Leeds United v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Another injury setback for Manchester City. Holding his left hamstring, Ake departed the match vs Spain just five minutes in to the encounter.

It’s a big blow as seemingly all teams have been hit by congestion of matches and injuries are on the rise. These international friendlies just seem unnecessary.

Holland v Spain -International Friendly Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images

In other international player updates, Eric Garcia got a full 90 minutes for the visitors, as did Rodrigo. Ferran Torres coming on for the final half an hour.

Ilkayt Gundogan captained a German side and played just half of the match. Oleksandr Zinchenko started for Ukraine as they lost 2-0 to Poland.

Finally, Bernardo Silva came on at half-time as Portugal beat Andorra 7-0. Joao Cancelo and Ruben Dias were unused substitutes in that game.

A full slate continues as the break will end over the weekend as they play their second games of this international break.