Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero could still have a chance to face Real Madrid as he tries to recover from knee surgery.
Pep Guardiola had previously said the Argentine will not return in time for the second leg against the champions Spain in the Champions League. “El Kun” having been operated on for a meniscus injury in June and long weeks of rehabilitation have been ordered. The albiceleste international has stepped up his recovery work in the club’s gymnasium and although he has yet to return to the pitch, the City manager has said he will have a full squad for the second leg at the stadium. Etihad, with the exception of Benjamin Mendy suspended.
Aguero was left on the bench in the 2-1 first leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu, but his availability in the second set will be a major boost, especially with the quarter-finals soon to follow. With second PL already secured, Guardiola will be focused for the next two weeks on his European challenge and wants to see an improvement over recent performances, especially vis-à-vis the disappointing FA Cup loss to Arsenal.