Defender Kyle Walker is the only major injury doubt for Man City starting eleven in the Champions League final against Inter Milan on Saturday.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Cityzens could potentially play the same outfield players in the final against Inter as they had done against Manchester United in the FA Cup final.
City defender Walker had to come off late as a substitute in his team’s FA Cup final win over city rivals United.
It was not immediately clear whether this was because of a serious injury or just a precaution.
It now looks as though the issue was nothing more than a bit of fatigue. The Englishman’s fitness for the final doesn’t appear to be in too much doubt.
Walker is a key player for the Cityzens. The former Tottenham Hotspur player’s recovery pace is important to City’s backline, whilst he can often be proficient at getting forward and joining the attack.
If Walker is not fit enough to start Saturday’s final, the Nathan Ake will take his role in the City backline.
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According to Tuttosport, City coach Pep Guardiola is likely to go with the same lineup as against United.
Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, and John Stones will all almost certainly start.
Meanwhile, in midfield Tuttosport anticipate that Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, and Ilkay Gundogan will start for the Cityzens.
On the wings, both of Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva look very likely to start. Despite one or two doubts about the Portuguese international, he should start, the newspaper report.
Meanwhile, in attack there will be no surprises. Superstar striker Erling Haaland will lead the line for the Cityzens as they aim to overcome Inter.