Pep Guardiola’s side Manchester City have been dealt a huge blow after revelations emerged that Sergio Kun Aguero will be out for the rest of the season. It is now evident that star striker Kun Aguero will not be eligible to play for the Cityzens in the remaining English Premier League fixtures. And as well he will still be sidelined when his team will be hosting Real Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 match at the Etihad. A shocker to Manchester City as confirmed by head coach Pep Guardiola with Aguero having already undergone a knee surgery.
He picked up a knee injury, better known as a Meniscus damage, way back in June during his team’s clash with Burnley in an English premier league fixture. A match that ended with a five goals win in favor of Manchester City. Pep then referred him to his favourite surgeon Dr Ramon Cugat for surgery and specialized treatment. With the surgery proving a success. Suggestions had earlier on stated that Aguero could be out for just four to six weeks. A time frame that seemed to place him back in contention for a starting eleven position when Real Madrid come knocking on August 7.
And even though UEFA had given City the green light to play host to the match at their Etihad stadium as opposed to a neutral venue, Pep insisted that his star striker would be no where to play. The match will be played behind closed doors with City seemingly keen on bolstering their Champions league progression with a win. Already they hold a two goals to one advantage going into the second leg, and a win would guarantee them a place in the quarter finals against either Juventus or Lyon.
A challenge they will have to throw themselves at without their all time goal scorer, Sergio Kun Aguero. Pep Guardiola has faced lots of criticism in the recent past for dominating English football and neglecting the Champions League. Criticism that he would want to down play with a good performance that would hopefully propel him towards the trophy. And with this season’s domestic league proving too hot to handle given Liverpool’s huge dominance and coronation, the Cityzens will be seeking to console themselves with the Champions League.