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Di Stefano recovering in hospital

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The former Real Madrid legend is making good progress in a Spanish hospital.
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VALENCIA, Spain (AP)

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Football great Alfredo Di Stefano is making good progress in a Spanish hospital where he is undergoing a routine check-up of his heart condition.

The Argentine-born Di Stefano, a Real Madrid honorary president and former forward, was admitted Tuesday to Valencia's La Fe hospital. In 2005, he received a pacemaker at the facility after suffering a myocardial infarction.

The hospital says the 86-year-old Di Stefano's ''progress continues to be favorable.'' Wednesday's statement says he is ''undergoing routine tests and checks.''

A date for his release was not given.

Known as ''La Saeta Rubia'' - ''The blonde arrow'' - for his fast attacking runs, Di Stefano was voted European player of the year in 1957 and 1959.

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