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Why is Diego forlorn?

MADRID -- As surely as a hangover follows a night of excess, a La Liga striker will endure a barren patch in front of goal. Unless that striker is Diego Forlan. In his seven years in Spanish football, evenly spread between Villarreal (2004-07) and current club Atletico Madrid (2007-), Forlan has bagged 123 league goals in 215 games. The Uruguay forward, idolized at the Vicente Calderón with a chant to that very effect, has twice won the Golden Boot as Europe's top scorer and took the Golden Ball home from South Africa, scoring five as his country swashbuckled its way to the semifinals.

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