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Injuries Stack Up For City

Injuries Stack Up For City

David Silva and Fernandinho have been added to Manchester City’s injury list ahead of tonight’s clash with Hoffenheim. The duo are the latest additions to the treatment room and boss Pep Guardiola says City have only 15 fit senior players available for the Champions League clash.

The injury list includes Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo, while Oleksandar Zinchenko has also been out in recent weeks.

The Hoffenheim clash has less riding on it with City already through to the last 16 but they need at least a point to be sure of finishing the first stage as winners of Group F.

Guardiola said: “We have 15 players available so I cannot do too much. We are going into a really tough game. We are in the next stage and that’s important but we want to go through finishing first. Every game we try to win. “If you finish first or second the last 16 is tough but to play at home (in the second leg) is a small advantage.”

Silva was substituted at Stamford Bridge with a hamstring injury and faces “a few weeks” out but Guardiola did not confirm the nature of midfielder Fernandinho’s injury.

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