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Walker and Stones may not be fit for Man City’s tie with Real Madrid

The potential absence of the England pair means City could have significant defensive issues for the Etihad Stadium clash
25 April 2022, United Kingdom, Manchester: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts during a press conference at the City Football Academy ahead of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match against Real Madrid. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/dpa.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts during a press conference ahead of Tuesday's match against Real Madrid. Photo: Martin Rickett/dpa.

Kyle Walker and John Stones both remain doubtful for the first leg of Manchester City’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Right-back Walker has missed City’s last three games while centre-back Stones suffered a knock in the Premier League victory over Brighton last Wednesday.

The potential absence of the England pair means City could have significant defensive issues for the Etihad Stadium clash as their other first-choice full-back, Joao Cancelo, is suspended.

Manager Pep Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference: “They are doubts. They didn’t train.

Training session

“Kyle has not trained for the last week to 10 days and John not since Brighton.

“We’ll have the training session. I don’t know what will come out of it but let’s see how they feel. I’ll speak with them, see how they feel and take a decision.”

Walker and Stones may not be fit for Man City’s tie with Real Madrid
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