Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero for Saturday's Champions League quarter-final tie.
At a GlanceSports – Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero for Saturday's Champions League quarter-final tie as the Argentine striker continues his recovery from injury.
Aguero underwent knee surgery in June after being pulled off during City's 5-0 Premier League win over Burnley.
His most recent injury kept the attacker out of the club's last eight league games as they secured second place behind Liverpool,
Meanwhile he also missed a 2-1 win on 7 August over Real Madrid which sent Pep Guardiola's men into the last eight.
While he is making progress in rehabilitation, City will not be able to count on his services against Lyon as they are looking to progress in Europe's top club competition.
“He's still at Barcelona,” Guardiola explained to reporters on Friday when asked about Aguero's availability against the French team.
“I think he has to come here and do a test. He's still in Barcelona to make a recovery. “
Physical problems limited Aguero to just 18 starters during the 2019-20 Premier League season, although he still managed to score 16 goals to finish second behind Raheem Sterling on the club's scoresheet.
Pep believes that, while Lyon will prove a formidable opponent, his demands are up to the task as they seek their way to the second Champions League semi-final appearance in City's history.
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“Anything can happen, this is a knockout game, but we are ready. The pressure will be there,
But it will be for all other teams. We are ready, “he added.
“When you play the first leg, you only pay attention to the second leg, but when we play in the FA Cup or Carabao Cup, we are used to it.
There are no second chances – you are in or out. The approach is very different.
“Lyon is a tough team with lots of good players. We have to focus on ourselves,
get ready and fight to the end to try to win. “
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