Manchester City Vs FC Schalke: Guardiola gives Injury Report on De Bruyne, Stones, Laporte

Manchester City Vs FC Schalke

Manchester City’s next step on their golden path to potential quadruple glory is the second leg of their round of 16 UEFA Champions League tie with FC Schalke.

The German side comes to the blue side of Manchester down 2-3 on aggregate Tuesday night.

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The Bundesliga club faces very long odds at the City of Manchester Stadium, but the reigning Premier League champions will be without some key players in this one as star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones are injury doubts for this one, while midfielder Fernandinho and defender Nicolas Otamendi are suspended for this contest.

The good news is that Aymeric Laporte and Fabian Delph might return to action in this one after being unused substittues in the home win over Watford yesterday.

Back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo remains a long term absentee due to his achilles tendon injury.

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Heading into the reverse fixture, Schalke were unbeaten in their previous nine European clashes, and they were leading until the 85th minute before German international Leroy Sane equalized on a free-kick.

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