After Manu Akanji had given the Blues the lead shortly after the interval, Meschak Elia equalised to put pressure on the visitors. But, a brace from Erling Haaland was enough to seal the three points as they returned back to Manchester top of Group G.
If City are to conjure up another victory against Young Boys, they may have to do it without Haaland who was taken off injured against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday. MEN Sport has taken a look at the Norwegian&aposs current injury status and other doubts ahead of tomorrow&aposs match.
What Guardiola said: “We train this afternoon so I don&apost know. Yesterday he told me he feels much better than on the day of the game but I don&apost know [if he will train]. I will listen to the doctors. If he says he is ready and does not have pain I will consider him to play. Because Tuesday to Sunday there&aposs a lot [of time to recover], it is not Wednesday. Right now if Erling can&apost play, Julian [Alvarez] will play there.”
Haaland was indeed seen training with the squad on Monday afternoon, raising hopes that he might feature on Tuesday night, although Pep might not chance on him given the Blues&apos next fixture is away at Cheklsea.
Potential return date: November 5 vs Young Boys.
What De Bruyne said: “I have never experienced this before, I have never had such a serious injury. We are now three months in and I am doing very well, everything on track But they have not given me a deadline for when I will be able to play football again. They [City] want everything to be completely fine when I restart.”
Potential return date: Unknown
The Spanish full-back Sergio Gomez was seen entering the Etihad Stadium for Saturday&aposs match against Bournemouth on crutches.
However, the injury has now been confirmed as a straightforward sprain to the ankle and the expectation is that he will be able to return to working with the group after the international break
Potential return date: November 25 vs Liverpool