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Manchester City team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Schalke 04

Sports Mole rounds up Manchester City's latest injury and suspension news ahead of their Champions League last-16 second leg against Schalke 04.

Manchester City host Schalke 04 on Tuesday night looking to take another step towards a possible quadruple this season.

Leading 3-2 from the first leg of the Champions League tie, Pep Guardiola's side sit firmly in the driving seat but still have some work to do to confirm their place in the quarter-finals.

Saturday's Raheem Sterling-inspired victory over Watford was a ninth win in a row across all competitions for City, and they will be big favourites to bring up double figures in that run at the Etihad Stadium.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension news for the Premier League champions ahead of the match.



Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho in action during the EFL Cup final against Chelsea on February 24, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: March 30

Man City have coped well without Fernandinho so far, but they will be missing the Brazilian for at least two more games with Guardiola having suggested that he will not feature until after the international break.

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne in action for Manchester City on February 3, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: Unknown

There have been some contrasting reports regarding the severity of De Bruyne's hamstring injury, but the Belgian is now not expected back until after the international break at the earliest.

John Stones

Manchester City defender John Stones in action against Everton in the Premier League on February 6, 2019© Reuters

Status: Slight doubt
Type of injury: Groin
Possible return date: March 12

Stones suffered a setback on his return from injury against Bournemouth earlier this month, but it is not thought to be serious and he could return in time for Tuesday's match.

Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy receiving treatment in October 2018© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Groin
Possible return date: Unknown

Mendy's knee problems refuse to go away at the moment, and the full-back has suffered fresh inflammation which will keep him out of this match.

Claudio Bravo

Claudio Bravo in action for Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 5, 2018© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Achilles
Possible return date: Unknown

A long-term injury absentee, no return date has yet been set for Bravo from his Achilles problem.


Nicolas Otamendi

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi in action during the EFL Cup final against Chelsea on February 24, 2019© Reuters

Nicolas Otamendi picked up a red card in the first leg of this tie which will rule him out on Tuesday night. Having initially been booked nine minutes before half time in Germany, he was then shown a second yellow in the 68th minute for a foul on Guido Burgstaller.


Fernandinho in action for Manchester City on September 1, 2018© Reuters

Fernandinho may be ruled out of this match through injury, but even if he was fit he would be suspended after picking up a yellow card in the first leg.

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