Vilanova leaves hospital

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has left hospital following an operation to remove a tumour on Thursday.

The Blaugrana Coach underwent surgery to take out a tumour in his parotid gland during the week, and has left the Vall d'Hebron Hospital in the city.

Reports had suggested that the 44-year-old would not be discharged until Christmas Eve, but his progress has been better than expected, and has been allowed to go home.

Vilanova will have six weeks of radio and chemotherapy in January.

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