Yaya Toure an injury doubt for Man City vs. Real Madrid


Yaya Toure is an injury doubt for Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

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Toure, 32, injured his right thigh on a challenge with U.S. international Geoff Cameron in the closing stages of Man City’s 4-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

The Ivorian midfielder limped off, received treatment and then carried on with City already using all three of their substitutes.

Speaking after the game, City’s boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Toure will be assessed ahead of the UCL clash against Real Madrid.

“Yaya [Toure] finished with a muscle injury so we will see tomorrow with the doctor,” Pellegerini said.

With only 72 hours for Toure to recover ahead of Tuesday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium, he will be a doubt for City’s biggest game of the season so far.

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Pellegrini also confirmed he handed rests to Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandino and captain Vincent Kompany to keep them fresh to face Real and he believed the quick turnaround was too much for City’s captain who has just returned from a calf injury.

“It was a risk for Vincent to play two games in 72 hours,” Pellegrini added. “I think he will be okay for Tuesday – he worked this morning and he is not having any problems.”