The knee injury Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero suffered against Crystal Palace on Saturday will keep him out of City’s UEFA Champions League clash with Italian champions Juventus on Tuesday.
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Aguero’s injury was confirmed by City boss Manuel Pellegrini on Monday, as the leading goalscorer in the Premier League last season hobbled off in the first half at Selhurst Park.
Only time will tell how long the 27-year-old is sidelined for, as Pellegrini stated that a scan on the knee injury will reveal more but he’s hopeful of having the Argentine international back for the clash with West Ham United on Saturday.
“Aguero is not fit for the game tomorrow. He has an injury to his knee,” Pellegrini said. “I hope he will be okay for the weekend, but we have to see the results of the scans.”
Kevin De Bruyne came on for Aguero in the first half of City’s 1-0 win against Palace, and Pellegrini said that the $86 million summer signing from Wolfsburg impressed against Palace on his debut but didn’t confirm if he will start against Juventus on Tuesday.
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City have won five from from to start of the PL season in fine form, as they sit on top of the table and have already opened up an 11-point gap on reigning champs Chelsea. Due to that fact, many believe City are now the clear favorites to win the PL this season but success in the UCL, a competition they never got past the last 16 of, may now be of greater importance to Pellegrini.
In other team news ahead of the big clash against Juve at the Etihad Stadium, Pellegrini mentioned that either Wilfried Bony or Raheem Sterling (who missed the trip to Palace) will likely play up front, while he also stated the David Silva, Samir Nasri and Fernandinho have recovered and will feature.