Erling Haaland had an injury scare over the international break, but he was passed fit to face Liverpool yesterday, and he scored Manchester City’s only goal as the two titans of English football played to a stalemate. While the City squad is starting to get much more fit now, they still have three fitness concerns heading into Tuesday night’s clash versus RB Leipzig, in the form of Jack Grealish, Mateo Kovacic and Matheus Nunes.
Let’s take a look at who could miss out on the European clash.
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig FYIs
Kickoff: Tue. Nov. 28, 8pm, The Etihad, Manchester, UK
Competition: UEFA Champions League Group G Match day 5/6
Manchester City Preview Material: Starting XI Prediction Team News
UCL Standings, Form: Manchester City 1st, 12 pts, WWWW RB Leipzig 2nd, 9 pts WWLW
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Google Result Probability: Manchester City 73% Draw 16% RB Leipzig 11%
Man City Team News
Kovacic missed out of the score draw with Liverpool due to a thigh injury, and thus, he’s a major doubt here. Grealish missed the match as well, due to an unspecified illness. He’s a minor doubt for this one. As for Nunes, he missed the international break, and the Liverpool match, due to an unspecified muscular injury. He’s a strong doubt here.
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